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Wednesday January 19, 2022
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30 Minute flex & Balance with Sean
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A gentle exercise session where you can practice your flexibility and balance.  Register in advance for the Zoom link.

CONTACT:  Kate Sasanoff/ Sean Fitzpatrick  203-426-4533  ksasanoff@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Virtual Meeting Space 1
 
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Mother Goose on The Loose
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Rhymes, puppets, songs and flannel board activities for children ages birth to 2. Each child must be on a caregivers lap or seated in their own chair.  Class size is limited to 10 children. Registration is required. If your child is over 2 we ask that they wear a mask. Please call the children’s department if you need to cancel your reservation:  203-426-3851.

CONTACT:  Alana Bennison  2034263851  abennison@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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Marketing Your Products or Services to the Federal Government
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The Federal Government spends almost 500 billion dollars every year buying goods and services. Twenty three percent of those dollars are directed to small businesses. In order to bid on and win federal government contracts, businesses need to let the Government know that they have products or services to sell that the government buys. There are some basic requirements that a business owner must fulfill such as proper registrations and completion of databases.

Brought to you by SCORE.

 

CONTACT:  Shari Merrill  203-426-4533  smerrill@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: SCORE WEBINAR
The registration period has ended.
 
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Craft and Create
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Miss Nora will be crafting in the meeting room on Wednesday afternoons from 2:00-3:00 pm. Drop by for creative fun. Designed for children ages 3-6 with an adult caregiver. No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Alana Bennison  2034263851  abennison@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Craftastic! No Sew T-Shirt Bag
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Do you have an old t-shirt that you love but it doesn't fit anymore? Don't throw it out... upcycle it into a bag! Drop by the chbMAKERS' Corner after school to learn how! No sewing required! Bring your own t-shirt or use one of the ones we provide. Make your t-shirt bag at the library or pick up a kit to take home!

All the materials needed will be provided. There are a limited number of kits available. Kits are first come, first served. This program is open to tweens and teens. Registration is not required for this program.

CONTACT:  Darcy Sowers  (203) 426-4533  dsowers@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: chbMAKERS' Corner
 
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Midweek Game Night!
5:00 PM - 7:45 PM

Calling all tabletop gamers! Are you looking for a place to play? Want to share your love of tabletop with others? Then join us each Wednesday for Midweek Game Night! Discover new games, play old favorites, and meet other gaming enthusiasts.

Each week we'll choose a different game to highlight! This week, join us as we learn how to play 'Zombie Dice' and 'Chupacabra'!

Open to tweens, teens, families, and adults. Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Darcy Sowers  (203) 426-4533  dsowers@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: chbMAKERS' Corner
Thursday January 20, 2022
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Mother Goose II
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Mother Goose II is an early literacy program designed for young children, ages 2-3. This 30-minute program of  rhymes, songs, puppets, flannel board activites and books is fun and engaging for little learners and a caregiver. Class size is limited and you must register for each class you plan to attend.  Please note that masks for children over the age of 2 are required. Please call the children's department if you need to cancel your reservation:  203-426-3851.

CONTACT:  Alana Bennison  2034263851  abennison@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There is 1 space available.
 
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10 Key Steps to Grow Your Solo Business
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

How can you grow your solo business into a profitable brand that will enable you to live the life you want to live?

Join this webinar to learn:

  • The power of focus to grow
  • How and why to delegate to others
  • Time management - how to "get more hours" out of your power
  • Why selling cheap is not good
  • And so much more
    Brought to you by SCORE.
CONTACT:  Shari Merrill  203-426-4533  smerrill@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: SCORE WEBINAR
 
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Kindergarten Readiness
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Kindergarten Readiness is a program designed for children ages 4-6 to help prepare them for the classroom experience. Children will explore literature, science, math and art as well as the social emotional skills they will need to successfully interact with their peers in a learning environment. Class meets every Thursday, January 6-February 17.   Parents are asked to remain nearby in the children’s department.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 5 spaces available.
 
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Tree Program
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Tree Program with Trent McCann of the Newtown Forest Association (NFA).

By popular demand, this program is going to be presented via Zoom, the in-person format has been canceled.  Trent will speak about everything trees do for us if sustainably managed: clean our air, produce oxygen, carbon sequestration, lumber, food, etc.  He has a Master’s Degree in Environmental Education and teaches ecology as an adjunct at UCONN. 
CONTACT:  Douglas Lord  203426-1561  dlord@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Virtual Meeting Space 1
Friday January 21, 2022
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LinkedIn for Business
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Many business professionals haven’t yet made the leap into using LinkedIn the way they should – as a business building tool. In this workshop, we’ll look at what it takes to be successful on LinkedIn from your personal profile to you LinkedIn business page. We’ll discuss the types of posts appropriate to the platform and how you can use this amazing yet incredibly underutilized social media tool to add to your organization’s bottom line.

CONTACT:  Shari Merrill  203-426-4533  smerrill@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: SCORE WEBINAR
 
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Storytime
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Books, rhymes and flannel board activities for ages 3-5 inside the children's department.  Registration is required and class size is limited to 12 children. Children are required to wear a mask and should be able to sit independently for the 30-minute program.  Please call the children’s department if you need to cancel your reservation:  203-426-3851 or email: abennison@chboothlibrary.org.

CONTACT:  Alana Bennison    abennison@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 5 spaces available.
 
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Shelf Love Book Group
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

We all love to read, but what happens when the book is over? Who can you share your latest reads with? Does it seem like no one will listen to you talk about all the feels you've been left with? 

We’ll listen!

Shelf Love is a group that meets once a month to discuss books. Which books? Any ones we want! Share titles, discuss ideas, try out new genres, leave reviews... all in an informal club! Fiction, nonfiction, comics, and manga are all welcome.

Tweens and teens welcome. Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Darcy Sowers  (203) 426-4533  dsowers@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: chbMAKERS' Corner
Saturday January 22, 2022
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Successfully Marketing Your Business
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Learn how to successfully market your product or service and accomplish the following objectives:

  • identify customers and their needs
  • determine pricing, packaging, and distribution for your product/service
  • create a promotional plan for your business
  • get your business online.

Marketing is about making people aware of your business and getting them to buy your product or service. In this online workshop, we will help you make the right choices when pricing and ensure the product offerings and packaging are attractive to customers. We will help you choose the right distribution method to get your products or services in front of your customers.

CONTACT:  Shari Merrill  203-426-4533  smerrill@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: SCORE WEBINAR
 
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LED Zodiac Art
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

LED Zodiac ArtEveryone has a zodiac sign. What's yours? What does your sign say about you? Do you know what your horoscope predicts for today?

Join us as Ingrid Schaeffer teaches us about our signs and the constellations that correspond to them. Then, learn how to make your own 3D LED wall light of your zodiac sign! 

All the materials needed to make your LED art will be provided. This program is open to tweens and teens. Space is limited. Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Darcy Sowers / Ingrid Schaeffer  (203) 426-4533  dsowers@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 9 spaces available.
Monday January 24, 2022
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The Effective Elevator Pitch
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

As a business owner, you are always selling. You must have a concise message that tells prospective buyers what is your unique value proposition, what you do and how you can help them. This message will also be used in your website and any other promotional and sales materials you use.
In this workshop you will learn how to write an effective elevator pitch.
• First a short presentation on an how to put together an elevator pitch will be discussed.
• We will utilizing break out groups, where you will work in a small 4-5 person group to create your elevator speech with a SCORE mentor facilitating.
• We will then rejoin as a large group.
• You will be given a chance to present yours to the group where you will receive feedback from your peers on ways to prefect your presentation (you don't have to).
You will need video capabilities. You will be on webcam for this webinar. Call in only will not work as well, but can be done. This is intended to be a completely collaborative event. Limited Registration

Brought to you by SCORE.

CONTACT:  Shari Merrill  203-426-4533  smerrill@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: SCORE WEBINAR
 
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Carm's Classics Club (Rescheduled)
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us for the next meeting of Carm's Classics. This meeting we journey into the deep with Jules Verne's Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and Rick Riordan's latest novel, Daughter of the Deep - a modern sequel to Verne's classic adventure!

Carm's Classics for DecemberIn Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea we join Professor Aronnax, Conseil, and Ned Land as they hunt for an elusive sea monster that's been attacking ships all over the ocean. To their surprise, the sea monster isn't a monster at all, but a technologically advanced submarine named the Nautilus piloted by the brilliant, and mysterious, Captain Nemo! Can Professor Aronnax, Conseil, and Ned Land escape from Nemo's ship to share what they've discovered? 

The story continues in Daughter of the Deep. Ana Dakkar is a freshman at the prestigious Harding-Pencroft Academy when her life is changed forever. After a rival school attacks Harding-Pencroft, the freshmen class are sent on a race against time to recover a technological wonder... Captain Nemo's abandoned submarine, the Nautilus! Verne's stories were real... and they hid some very dangerous secrets.

Carm's Classics Club is open to tweens, teens, and adults. All participants will receive a copy of both Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and Daughter of the Deep that they may keep. Copies are available for pickup at the Young Adult desk for participants. This is a hybrid program. You can join us in person or virtually through Zoom. 

Space is limited. Registration is required to receive copies of the books and the Zoom link. 

CONTACT:  Darcy Sowers  (203) 426-4533  dsowers@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Gathering Room
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
Tuesday January 25, 2022
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Story Time for ages 3-5
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Books, rhymes and flannel board activities for ages 3-5 inside the children's department.  Registration is required and class size is limited to 12 children. Children are required to wear a mask and should be able to sit independently for the 30-minute program.  Please call the children’s department if you need to cancel your reservation:  203-426-3851 or email: abennison@chboothlibrary.org.

CONTACT:  Alana Bennison  2034263851  abennison@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 7 spaces available.
 
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Start a Home Bakery and Turn Your Hobby into a Side Hustle
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Do you love to bake in your spare time? Do your family and friends ever ask you to make cakes, cookies or other treats for special events? Would you ever imagine that it's possible to use that skill to create an extra income right from your own kitchen?

In this fun and inspiring session, you will learn about the potential that your baking craft has to create a reliable income stream. We’ll start by learning about the possibilities and limitations of a cottage foods business.

Get ready to be inspired by learning about the different food items you can sell. Everyone who attends will receive a link to download a digital workbook with the steps to get started selling baked goods from home, as well as my Ultimate List of Things to Sell guide which will get your baking creativity flowing.

Join in a question and answer session after the presentation and get personalized advice and ideas to get you started in this popular and trendy way to make extra money from home!

CONTACT:  Shari Merrill  203-426-4533  smerrill@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: SCORE WEBINAR
There are 100 spaces available.
 
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Chair Yoga with Beth Bierko
5:00 PM - 5:40 PM

The class includes many of the physical benefits associated with a traditional mat class – strength, flexibility and balance – but eliminates the stress resulting from moving from standing to sitting and back again throughout the session. 

We begin with centering and move to seated warm ups and moderately challenging poses in the chair. 

Note: this class may include some standing and balancing poses using the chair for support, but they are always optional.

CONTACT:  Kate Sasanoff/ Beth Bierko  203-426-4533  ksasanoff@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Virtual Meeting Space 3
 
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Spymistresses - The Story of Allied Women Spies of WWII
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM

Spymistresses - The story of allied women spies of WWII.  Spies belong to a special group of people with flexible identities, elastic morals and situational ethics. They covertly serve their governments, some, multiple governments. Uncover more about a few of the special women that served the Allies.

This Program is Thanks to Generous Funding from The Friends of C.H. Booth Library

CONTACT:  Kate Sasanoff/John Cilio  203-426-4533  ksasanoff@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Virtual Meeting Space 1
Wednesday January 26, 2022
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30 Minute flex & Balance with Sean
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A gentle exercise session where you can practice your flexibility and balance.  Register in advance for the Zoom link.

CONTACT:  Kate Sasanoff/ Sean Fitzpatrick  203-426-4533  ksasanoff@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Virtual Meeting Space 1
 
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Mother Goose on The Loose
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Rhymes, puppets, songs and flannel board activities for children ages birth to 2. Each child must be on a caregivers lap or seated in their own chair.  Class size is limited to 10 children. Registration is required. If your child is over 2 we ask that they wear a mask. Please call the children’s department if you need to cancel your reservation:  203-426-3851.

CONTACT:  Alana Bennison  2034263851  abennison@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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How Small Businesses Can Thrive in 2022!
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Businesses worldwide are trying to plan and strategize for the next year. With so many things unknown, there’s still something we can rely upon, and that is our existing customers. How can businesses plan their relationships with existing customers to get them to come back and refer you?

You will learn:

  • Where to start if you want to create wow customer experiences
  • How to engage your employees to provide great customer experience
  • The methodology companies like Ritz-Carlton, Starbucks, Disney, and Chick-Fil-A are using to systematize their customer experience
  • How to cut off your marketing budget by getting customers come back to you and buy more
  • COVID-related restrictions and how to communicate them to your employees and customers not to scare your clients away
  • How to work with unsatisfied clients

Call to Action: I would love to receive questions from the audience. What is the biggest challenge you have in terms of keeping your customers and employees?
Brought to you by SCORE.

CONTACT:  Shari Merrill  203-426-4533  smerrill@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: SCORE WEBINAR
 
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Craft and Create
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Miss Nora will be crafting in the meeting room on Wednesday afternoons from 2:00-3:00 pm. Drop by for creative fun. Designed for children ages 3-6 with an adult caregiver. No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Alana Bennison  2034263851  abennison@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Craftastic! Beaded Bookmarks
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

It doesn't take much to read in style! All you need is a little elastic and some beads. Drop by the chbMAKERS' Corner after school to learn how to create an elastic beaded bookmark! Make your bookmark at the library or pick up a kit to take home!

All the materials needed to make your bookmark will be provided. There are a limited number of kits available. Kits are first come, first served. This program is open to tweens and teens. Registration is not required for this program.

CONTACT:  Darcy Sowers  (203) 426-4533  dsowers@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: chbMAKERS' Corner
 
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Midweek Game Night!
5:00 PM - 7:45 PM

Calling all tabletop gamers! Are you looking for a place to play? Want to share your love of tabletop with others? Then join us each Wednesday for Midweek Game Night! Discover new games, play old favorites, and meet other gaming enthusiasts.

Each week we'll choose a different game to highlight! This week, join us as we learn how to play 'Unstable Unicorns'!

Open to tweens, teens, families, and adults. Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Darcy Sowers  (203) 426-4533  dsowers@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: chbMAKERS' Corner
Thursday January 27, 2022
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Mother Goose II
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Mother Goose II is an early literacy program designed for young children, ages 2-3. This 30-minute program of  rhymes, songs, puppets, flannel board activites and books is fun and engaging for little learners and a caregiver. Class size is limited and you must register for each class you plan to attend.  Please note that masks for children over the age of 2 are required. Please call the children's department if you need to cancel your reservation:  203-426-3851.

CONTACT:  Alana Bennison  2034263851  abennison@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There is 1 space available.
 
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Getting the Most Out of a SCORE Mentorship to Help Your Business Soar
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Mentoring allows people to grow and improve themselves. Goals are so much more attainable with mentorship and will leave a lasting impact in your local business community. In this webinar you will learn about:

  • Who needs a mentor and specifically how they can be helpful in starting or growing your business
  • How to find the right mentor for you
  • Utilizing SCORE’s extensive, nationwide network of business experts to assist you in navigating different aspects of your business
  • How experienced business people can become involved in mentoring others through SCORE
  • How SCORE mentorship plays out in the real world of starting and growing a business (as illustrated by our client case study)

Brought to you by SCORE.

CONTACT:  Shari Merrill  203-426-4533  smerrill@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: SCORE WEBINAR
 
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Kindergarten Readiness
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Kindergarten Readiness is a program designed for children ages 4-6 to help prepare them for the classroom experience. Children will explore literature, science, math and art as well as the social emotional skills they will need to successfully interact with their peers in a learning environment. Class meets every Thursday, January 6-February 17.   Parents are asked to remain nearby in the children’s department.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 7 spaces available.
 
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Town & Country Garden Club of Newtown Board Meeting
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Montly Board Meeting of the Town & Country Garden Club of Newtown

CONTACT:  Barbara McCann/Jennifer Nash  203-426-4533  jnash@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Gathering Room
Friday January 28, 2022
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Storytime
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Books, rhymes and flannel board activities for ages 3-5 inside the children's department.  Registration is required and class size is limited to 12 children. Children are required to wear a mask and should be able to sit independently for the 30-minute program.  Please call the children’s department if you need to cancel your reservation:  203-426-3851 or email: abennison@chboothlibrary.org.

CONTACT:  Alana Bennison    abennison@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 8 spaces available.
Saturday January 29, 2022
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Little Wonders: Solar System
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Learn the names of the planets and how they move around our sun. Create your own glorious galaxy in a bottle!  A science program designed for children ages 3-5 with an adult caregiver presented by the EverWonder Children's Museum.  Registration is required and masks are mandatory. 
 

CONTACT:  Alana Bennison  2034263851  abennison@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 13 spaces available.
Monday January 31, 2022
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Musical Monday with Francine Wheeler
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Francine is a singer, actress, songwriter and teacher who has designed music and movement programs for babies and preschoolers for more than 20 years. Her years of experience working with children, inspired Francine to create, The Isle of Skoo, an original music and puppetry Ben’s Lighthouse program featuring characters who come to life in the community around a lighthouse. Francine’s beautiful voice moves effortlessly from traditional folk and rock-inspired songs to lullabies. For children ages 2-5 with a caregiver. Registration is required. Thanks to the Friends of the Library for sponsoring this program and the Newtown Community Center for providing the space. 

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
Tuesday February 1, 2022
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Story Time for ages 3-5
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Books, rhymes and flannel board activities for ages 3-5 inside the children's department.  Registration is required and class size is limited to 12 children. Children are required to wear a mask and should be able to sit independently for the 30-minute program.  Please call the children’s department if you need to cancel your reservation:  203-426-3851 or email: abennison@chboothlibrary.org.

CONTACT:  Alana Bennison  2034263851  abennison@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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Nonfiction Book Discussion
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Nonfiction Book Discussion Group: meeting 1st Tuesday of every month at 1:00pm in the Antiques Room.

Stop by the Circulation Desk for a copy of February's title: Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande (2017).

Dilemmas often encountered during end-of-life care are described by the author, a surgeon.

CONTACT:  Dottie Evans    
LOCATION: Antiques Room
 
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Branding 101
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Join this webinar to learn about different tools and techniques that will help you build your brand!

You will learn:

  • How to start with branding
  • Brand elements and associations
  • Brand building truths
  • Building brand and brand equity
  • Benchmark

Brought to you by SCORE.

CONTACT:  Shari Merrill  203-426-4533  smerrill@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: SCORE WEBINAR
 
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Newtown Knitters
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Calling all Knitters. Do you have Works In Progress (WIPs) that you can't find the motivation to finish?  Might you be inspired by other creatives who share an interest in Fiber Arts of all kinds: knitters, crocheters, embroiderers, weavers?  Join us, the Newtown Knitters. This is a workshop, not a class.  It offers an opportunity to improve your skills in a collective, supportive membership interaction. We are trying to determine how popular this meeting might become, so advance registration is optional. Register herein or email questions to Heather Colletti-Houde:  mdmedefarge@gmail.com .

CONTACT:  Kate Sasanoff/Heather Colletti-Houde  203-426-4533  ksasanoff@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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C.H. Booth Board of Trustees: Governance
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

C. H. Booth Board of Trustees Subcommittees: Governance 7pm in the Gathering Room

CONTACT:  Douglas Lord  203426-1561  dlord@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Gathering Room
Wednesday February 2, 2022
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30 Minute flex & Balance with Sean
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A gentle exercise session where you can practice your flexibility and balance.  Register in advance for the Zoom link.

CONTACT:  Kate Sasanoff/ Sean Fitzpatrick  203-426-4533  ksasanoff@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Virtual Meeting Space 1
 
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Mother Goose on The Loose
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Rhymes, puppets, songs and flannel board activities for children ages birth to 2. Each child must be on a caregivers lap or seated in their own chair.  Class size is limited to 10 children. Registration is required. If your child is over 2 we ask that they wear a mask. Please call the children’s department if you need to cancel your reservation:  203-426-3851.

CONTACT:  Alana Bennison  2034263851  abennison@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Craft and Create
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Miss Nora will be crafting in the meeting room on Wednesday afternoons from 2:00-3:00 pm. Drop by for creative fun. Designed for children ages 3-6 with an adult caregiver. No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Alana Bennison  2034263851  abennison@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Craftastic! - Bath Bombs
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

There's nothing quite like a relaxing bath to help you destress. And do you know what's great for creating a relaxing bath? Bath bombs! Drop by the chbMAKERS' Corner after school to learn how to make a bath bomb of your own!

All the materials will be provided. This program is open to tweens and teens. Registration is not required for this program.

CONTACT:  Darcy Sowers  (203) 426-4533  dsowers@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: chbMAKERS' Corner
 
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Midweek Game Night!
5:00 PM - 7:45 PM

Calling all tabletop gamers! Are you looking for a place to play? Want to share your love of tabletop with others? Then join us each Wednesday for Midweek Game Night! Discover new games, play old favorites, and meet other gaming enthusiasts.

Each week we'll choose a different game to highlight! This week, join us as we learn how to play 'Batman: The Animated Series: Rogues Gallery'!

Open to tweens, teens, families, and adults. Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Darcy Sowers  (203) 426-4533  dsowers@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: chbMAKERS' Corner
 
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Intellectual Property: Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Are you in a creative business? Designers, illustrators, painters, software engineers, writers, authors can all create works with long lasting value. Are you an inventor? How do you establish proof of ownership of your invention?

Attend this workshop and learn:

  • Whether or not you need protection for your intellectual property
  • If so, which methods are appropriate to your situation
  • What processes are involved
  • How much you can do yourself and at what point a lawyer might be needed
  • The timelines involved

By investing a few hours in this workshop, you will have up-to-date information on a key issue that you should address to decide if you need to protect or enhance the value of your business for any intellectual property. Brought to you by SCORE. 

CONTACT:  Shari Merrill  203-426-4533  smerrill@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: SCORE WEBINAR
 
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Valentine Bake-Along with Tina Zaccardi
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Bake-Along for Valentine's Day with Tina Zaccardi via Zoom.  For the Valentine's Day program we will make Chocolate Raspberry Individual Ice Box Cakes for 2.

Tina will be showing us how to make and bake the chocolate cookies, the raspberry whipped cream, and how to assemble the dessert.  She will talk about other flavors that can be used as well as how to utilize other pans for a larger cake. This recipe makes 2 servings of Ice Box Cake. One for you and one for that special someone. Tina loves how elegant they look in the wine glasses, but any 6 oz glass will work....additional recipe instructions & ingredients will be provided when you register for this program. 
This Program is Thanks to Generous Funding from The Friends of C.H. Booth Library
CONTACT:  Kate Sasanoff/Tina Zaccardi  203-426-4533  ksasanoff@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Virtual Meeting Space 1
Thursday February 3, 2022
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Mother Goose II
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Mother Goose II is an early literacy program designed for young children, ages 2-3. This 30-minute program of  rhymes, songs, puppets, flannel board activites and books is fun and engaging for little learners and a caregiver. Class size is limited and you must register for each class you plan to attend.  Please note that masks for children over the age of 2 are required. Please call the children's department if you need to cancel your reservation:  203-426-3851.

CONTACT:  Alana Bennison  2034263851  abennison@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 6 spaces available.
 
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Ask the CPA 2022 - Tax Advice for Your Small Business
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Tax season will be here sooner than you think! If you have tax questions, SCORE has tax answers. Join this LIVE Q&A session with certified CPA and small business tax expert Micah Fraim. A whole hour is dedicated to answering your tax-related questions and concerns, offering tax advice you can implement throughout the year. Brought to you by SCORE. 

CONTACT:  Shari Merrill  203-426-4533  smerrill@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: SCORE WEBINAR
 
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Kindergarten Readiness
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Kindergarten Readiness is a program designed for children ages 4-6 to help prepare them for the classroom experience. Children will explore literature, science, math and art as well as the social emotional skills they will need to successfully interact with their peers in a learning environment. Class meets every Thursday, January 6-February 17.   Parents are asked to remain nearby in the children’s department.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 7 spaces available.
 
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Chair Yoga with Beth Bierko
5:00 PM - 5:40 PM

The class includes many of the physical benefits associated with a traditional mat class – strength, flexibility and balance – but eliminates the stress resulting from moving from standing to sitting and back again throughout the session. 

We begin with centering and move to seated warm ups and moderately challenging poses in the chair. 

Note: this class may include some standing and balancing poses using the chair for support, but they are always optional.

CONTACT:  Kate Sasanoff/ Beth Bierko  203-426-4533  ksasanoff@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Virtual Meeting Space 3
 
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C.H. Booth Board of Trustees:Building & Grounds
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

C. H. Booth Board of Trustees Subcommittees: Building & Grounds 7pm in the Gathering Room

CONTACT:  Douglas Lord  203426-1561  dlord@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Gathering Room
Friday February 4, 2022
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Storytime
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Books, rhymes and flannel board activities for ages 3-5 inside the children's department.  Registration is required and class size is limited to 12 children. Children are required to wear a mask and should be able to sit independently for the 30-minute program.  Please call the children’s department if you need to cancel your reservation:  203-426-3851 or email: abennison@chboothlibrary.org.

CONTACT:  Alana Bennison    abennison@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 9 spaces available.
Saturday February 5, 2022
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Create Your Business Model & Business Plan
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

A successful business has a successful plan. A well-planned business model is critical to the success of your business. This webinar will describe the value, types, and benefits of a well-written business plan.

You will learn:

  • the value of differentiating your business 
  • how to create your own unique value proposition
  • the key activities, strategies, and tactics that help small businesses succeed and,
  • the marketing plan and the business model canvas.  

Brought to you by SCORE. 

CONTACT:  Shari Merrill  203-426-4533  smerrill@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: SCORE WEBINAR
 
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English Language Learning
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Learn English at the library! Free conversation groups in a safe, friendly environment. First and third Saturday of the month December-May. Free learning guide included. Childcare and snacks provided. Please register online or by callling the library at (203) 426-4533.  Thanks to generous funding from The Friends of C.H. Booth Library. 

 
CONTACT:  Jennifer Nash  (203) 426-4533  jnash@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Antiques Room
There are 25 spaces available.
 
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TYCTLD Lego drop-in
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Celebrate "Take Your Child to the Library Day," Saturday, February 5th. Drop by the Library's Meeting Room between 1 and 3 pm for Lego building fun. Everyone in the family is invited to join in. No registration is required, but space is limited. Masks are required for children and adults regardless of vacinaiton status. 

CONTACT:  Alana Bennison  2034263851  abennison@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
Sunday February 6, 2022
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Young Adult Council Meeting
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Need community service hours? Want to get involved in the library? Join the Young Adult Council! 

The Young Adult Council (YAC) is a group of teens in grades 6 - 12. We meet once a month to plan programs, choose books, create displays, and work on projects to help the library. Come join us! Refreshments will be served.

CONTACT:  Darcy Sowers  (203) 426-4533  dsowers@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: chbMAKERS' Corner
Monday February 7, 2022
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Effective Employee Selection, Interviewing & Hiring
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Learn how to hire good people.

Selection and interviewing skills can be learned. Your employees can make or break you. Whether you have 1, 10, 20, or more, this workshop will develop the skills you can use immediately to select & hire the right kind of people.

The workshop objectives:

  • Determining desired candidate skills and abilities based on business needs
  • Evaluating resumes
  • Phone screening
  • Preparing and leading a candidate interview
  • Making a decision on your best fit candidate

Learn from an expert the basic strategies that you can use immediately to make your selection process more effective. Brought to you by SCORE. 

CONTACT:  Shari Merrill  203-426-4533  smerrill@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: SCORE WEBINAR
 
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More than a Conversation about Race
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

More than a Conversation about Race, Monday February 7, 6:00pm via Zoom

'Community Conversations' a Joint Newtown Public School District & C. H. Booth Library event. This panel discussion is an opportunity for community leaders to respond to questions and take inquiries from attendees.  Join us to talk about your aspirations for Newtown and discuss challenges that concern you. Panel members (partial list): Wesley Johnson II, Coordinator of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee; Dan Rosenthal, First Selectman of Newtown; John Voket, editor of the Newtown Bee and Dana Flynn, C. H. Booth Library Board of Trustees member.

NOTE: We will send reminders as we approach the event, but the Zoom url will be emailed to registrants on February 7th.

CONTACT:  Douglas Lord  203-426-1561  dlord@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Virtual Meeting Space 1
The registration period has ended.
 
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C.H. Booth Board of Trustees: Art & Historical
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

C. H. Booth Board of Trustees Subcommittees: Art & Historical 7pm in the Gathering Room

CONTACT:  Douglas Lord  203-426-1561  dlord@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Gathering Room
Tuesday February 8, 2022
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Story Time for ages 3-5
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Books, rhymes and flannel board activities for ages 3-5 inside the children's department.  Registration is required and class size is limited to 12 children. Children are required to wear a mask and should be able to sit independently for the 30-minute program.  Please call the children’s department if you need to cancel your reservation:  203-426-3851 or email: abennison@chboothlibrary.org.

CONTACT:  Alana Bennison  2034263851  abennison@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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What it Takes to Start and Run a Successful Nonprofit
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This interactive presentation is designed to cover three main areas:

  • What are the key-steps in starting a Non-profit?
  • What are some of the day-to-day tactics which can help maintain a successful Non-profit?
  • What are some strategies that can be used over time to ensure continued success?

Several Non-profits will be used as examples to illustrate practical approaches to dealing with the opportunities and challenges of running a Non-profit. Brought to you by SCORE.

CONTACT:  Shari Merrill  203-426-4533  smerrill@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: SCORE WEBINAR
 
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Board of Trustees
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

CH Booth Library Board of Trustees Meeting in the Gathering Room and via Zoom

LOCATION: Gathering Room
 
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Stagecoaches, Railroads & Aviation
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM

Stagecoaches, Railroads and Aviation.  The story of America is a story of a country whose people have always been on the move. America's early mass transit was the stagecoach, eventually losing passengers to the railroads. Railroads changed America but eventually they too succumbed to commercial airlines. What's next?

This program is thanks to generous funding from The Friends of C. H. Booth Library

CONTACT:  Kate Sasanoff/John Cilio  203-426-4533  ksasanoff@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Virtual Meeting Space 2
Wednesday February 9, 2022
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30 Minute flex & Balance with Sean
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A gentle exercise session where you can practice your flexibility and balance.  Register in advance for the Zoom link.

CONTACT:  Kate Sasanoff/ Sean Fitzpatrick  203-426-4533  ksasanoff@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Virtual Meeting Space 1
 
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Mother Goose on The Loose
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Rhymes, puppets, songs and flannel board activities for children ages birth to 2. Each child must be on a caregivers lap or seated in their own chair.  Class size is limited to 10 children. Registration is required. If your child is over 2 we ask that they wear a mask. Please call the children’s department if you need to cancel your reservation:  203-426-3851.

CONTACT:  Alana Bennison  2034263851  abennison@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Craft and Create
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Miss Nora will be crafting in the meeting room on Wednesday afternoons from 2:00-3:00 pm. Drop by for creative fun. Designed for children ages 3-6 with an adult caregiver. No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Alana Bennison  2034263851  abennison@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Craftastic! - Suncatcher Wind Chimes
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Bring a little sparkle to your room with this week's craft! Drop by the chbMAKERS' Corner after school to learn how to make your own suncatcher wind chime!

All the materials will be provided. This program is open to tweens and teens. Registration is not required for this program.

CONTACT:  Darcy Sowers  (203) 426-4533  dsowers@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: chbMAKERS' Corner
 
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Midweek Game Night!
5:00 PM - 7:45 PM

Calling all tabletop gamers! Are you looking for a place to play? Want to share your love of tabletop with others? Then join us each Wednesday for Midweek Game Night! Discover new games, play old favorites, and meet other gaming enthusiasts.

Each week we'll choose a different game to highlight! This week, join us as we learn how to play 'Exploding Kittens'!

Open to tweens, teens, families, and adults. Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Darcy Sowers  (203) 426-4533  dsowers@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: chbMAKERS' Corner
 
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Procrastination Negation - Get Moving!
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

How to Beat Procrastination - Stay Focused - Get Results - Take Control.

What we will discuss:

  • How to develop a mindset of excellence in life and business.
  • How to overcome procrastination.
  • How to avoid the 4 steps to failure.
  • How to take immediate action to achieve your goals.
  • Why change is difficult.
  • How to make change happen.
  • How to be more productive.
  • How to start taking immediate action to do more, achieve more and have more!

Brought to you by SCORE. 

CONTACT:  Shari Merrill  203-426-4533  smerrill@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: SCORE WEBINAR
 
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Creative Writing Workshop:From Journal to Story
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

From Journaling to Storytelling:  Elevate your journaling to essays and memoir

If you have stories you’d like others to read — whether family or a broader audience — why not use your journal as a place to polish your storytelling skills?  When you’re journaling about your life you are, in fact, recording stories.  Memoirs are essentially collections of stories from our lives organized around a theme or themes. Storytelling techniques can help you create dramatic scenes that invite and engage readers.  Our personal stories as recorded in journals curate family history, personal experience, and real-time response to events in our life. Enhance your storytelling skills by bringing your journal writing to another level and learn how to infuse your thoughts into pieces alive with characters and scenes.  Journals can also be expanded for historical or genre fiction.

Join Ellen O’Donnell for a Creative Writing Workshop to explore the power of storytelling from the treasure chest of our own experience.  Classes are 5 consecutive Wednesday evenings 6-7:30pm:  February 9, 16, 23, March 2 & 9, 2022.  You must commit to all five sessions when first registering for this workhop program. 

This Program is Thanks to Generous Funding from The Friends of C. H. Booth Library.
CONTACT:  Kate Sasanoff/Ellen O'Donnell  203-426-4533  ksasanoff@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Genealogy Room
Thursday February 10, 2022
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Friends of the Counted Embroidery
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

2nd Thursday of every month from Dec 9, 2021 - June 9, 2022.  Room reserved by Friends of the Library Member:  Margeg4143@sbcglobal.net

CONTACT:  Kate Sasanoff/ Marg of the Friends  203-426-4533  ksasanoff@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Genealogy Room
 
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Career Coach at Edmond Town Hall
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Come join us on the Career Coach, a mobile classroom for helping you increase your job seeking skills.  It visits Newtown courtesy of the C. H. Booth Library and Edmond Town Hall one Thursday each month.

Create a Great Resume Workshop provides guidance for creating resumes for the modern work environment, what pitfalls to avoid and including current standards and styles that make resumes stand out. (2 hour session) **can be combined with Job Search. 

Job Search Assistance is an open ‘walk-in’ session that provides free computer and internet access for job related activities. Staff offers suggestions of the more popular internet job search sites as well as resume critique for those with existing resumes. ** (normally morning and afternoon sessions together, but can be offered with Resume Workshop or Social Networking for employment as a half-day offering.) 

 

CONTACT:  Kate Sasanoff  203-426-4533  ksasanoff@chboothlibrary.org
There are 100 spaces available.
 
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Mother Goose II
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Mother Goose II is an early literacy program designed for young children, ages 2-3. This 30-minute program of  rhymes, songs, puppets, flannel board activites and books is fun and engaging for little learners and a caregiver. Class size is limited and you must register for each class you plan to attend.  Please note that masks for children over the age of 2 are required. Please call the children's department if you need to cancel your reservation:  203-426-3851.

CONTACT:  Alana Bennison  2034263851  abennison@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 7 spaces available.
 
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The 7 Secrets to “Brain-aligned” Communication
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Studies show that most sales communication fails to perform in the first meeting, but even worse, it absolutely collapses when your audience tries to “re-tell” your message to other key decision makers the vital “second meeting.”  

So can you engineer our communication in a way that will make it more robust and memorable in the first meeting and more importantly, allow it to survive the “re-tellability test?”

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • How to transform your sales and marketing messaging from complex and sender-oriented, to simple, memorable, and easily “re-tellable.” 
  • How to frame your message using a small number of powerful ideas that will allow your value proposition to really take hold in your audiences’/customers’ brains.
  • How to use improved messaging to drastically shorten sales cycle times, increase sales close rates, and ensure that your value proposition is consistently delivered, regardless of channel or medium.

Brought to you by SCORE. 

CONTACT:  Shari Merrill  203-426-4533  smerrill@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: SCORE WEBINAR
 
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Kindergarten Readiness
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Kindergarten Readiness is a program designed for children ages 4-6 to help prepare them for the classroom experience. Children will explore literature, science, math and art as well as the social emotional skills they will need to successfully interact with their peers in a learning environment. Class meets every Thursday, January 6-February 17.   Parents are asked to remain nearby in the children’s department.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 7 spaces available.
 
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Chair Yoga with Beth Bierko
5:00 PM - 5:40 PM

The class includes many of the physical benefits associated with a traditional mat class – strength, flexibility and balance – but eliminates the stress resulting from moving from standing to sitting and back again throughout the session. 

We begin with centering and move to seated warm ups and moderately challenging poses in the chair. 

Note: this class may include some standing and balancing poses using the chair for support, but they are always optional.

CONTACT:  Kate Sasanoff/ Beth Bierko  203-426-4533  ksasanoff@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Virtual Meeting Space 1
Friday February 11, 2022
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Storytime
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Books, rhymes and flannel board activities for ages 3-5 inside the children's department.  Registration is required and class size is limited to 12 children. Children are required to wear a mask and should be able to sit independently for the 30-minute program.  Please call the children’s department if you need to cancel your reservation:  203-426-3851 or email: abennison@chboothlibrary.org.

CONTACT:  Alana Bennison    abennison@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 8 spaces available.
Saturday February 12, 2022
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Starting Your New Business
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

This workshop is designed to guide you through the steps necessary for starting a business.
It covers the different legal business entities, licenses needed, taxes and insurance. We explain what business plans are all about and show you how to collect business information and research. You will learn about capital funding and the lender's view of the borrower.

Brought to you by SCORE. 

CONTACT:  Shari Merrill  2034264533  smerrill@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: SCORE WEBINAR
 
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Lego Club
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

If you love Legos, join the Saturday Lego Club. Get creative with our extensive collection. Creations will be on display in the children’s department  for a week following the program.  Class size is limited to 12 children. We meet in the library’s meeting room on the first floor. Registration is a must and masks are required.  For ages 4-9. Parents are welcome to join, or they can choose to stay nearby.

CONTACT:  Alana Bennison  2034263851  chbooth@biblio.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 5 spaces available.
Monday February 14, 2022
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Musical Monday with Francine Wheeler
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Francine is a singer, actress, songwriter and teacher who has designed music and movement programs for babies and preschoolers for more than 20 years. Her years of experience working with children, inspired Francine to create, The Isle of Skoo, an original music and puppetry Ben’s Lighthouse program featuring characters who come to life in the community around a lighthouse. Francine’s beautiful voice moves effortlessly from traditional folk and rock-inspired songs to lullabies. For children ages 2-5 with a caregiver. Registration is required. Thanks to the Freinds of the Library for sponsoring this program and the Newtown Community Center for providing the space. 

CONTACT:  Alana Bennison  2032061680  abennison@chboothlibrary.org
There are 14 spaces available.
 
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Growing Your Nonprofit With A Google Nonprofit Ad Grant
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Whether you’re looking to expand awareness and use of your nonprofit organization’s services in the communities you serve, grow your volunteer or donor base, or achieve other key marketing or fundraising objectives, a Google Nonprofit Ad Grant may be just what your NPO needs to achieve those goals. In this webinar, you’ll learn about:
• The free, generous Google search advertising budget you’d have access to as a recipient of a Google Nonprofit Ad Grant.
• The basics and benefits of employing search advertising to achieve marketing and fundraising goals.
• The many ways nonprofits organizations can use their free monthly advertising dollars.
• The types of nonprofit organizations who generally qualify and how to apply for a Grant.
Brought to you by SCORE.

 

CONTACT:  Shari Merrill  2034264533  smerrill@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: SCORE WEBINAR
Tuesday February 15, 2022
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Story Time for ages 3-5
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Books, rhymes and flannel board activities for ages 3-5 inside the children's department.  Registration is required and class size is limited to 12 children. Children are required to wear a mask and should be able to sit independently for the 30-minute program.  Please call the children’s department if you need to cancel your reservation:  203-426-3851 or email: abennison@chboothlibrary.org.

CONTACT:  Alana Bennison  2034263851  abennison@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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Grow Your Business Brand by Becoming a Self-Published Author
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Writing a book is not just for novelists, it can be a great investment for your business. In fact, publishing a book can help position you as an authority in your service field and bring in leads and revenue for your business. 

In this webinar, you will learn key strategies on how to write and publish your first book. You'll get the 3-Step System used to rapidly mind map, outline, and write your books in as little as one week.  

You will learn: 

  • How to increase your visibility, credibility, and revenue with a self-published book
  • Action-taking steps you need to take now to reach your author goals 
  • How to leverage your book to grow your authority, income, and business

Brought to you by SCORE. 

CONTACT:  Shari Merrill  2034264533  smerrill@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: SCORE WEBINAR
 
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Newtown Knitters
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Calling all Knitters. Do you have Works In Progress (WIPs) that you can't find the motivation to finish?  Might you be inspired by other creatives who share an interest in Fiber Arts of all kinds: knitters, crocheters, embroiderers, weavers?  Join us, the Newtown Knitters. This is a workshop, not a class.  It offers an opportunity to improve your skills in a collective, supportive membership interaction. We are trying to determine how popular this meeting might become, so advance registration is optional. Register herein or email questions to Heather Colletti-Houde:  mdmedefarge@gmail.com .

CONTACT:  Kate Sasanoff/Heather Colletti-Houde  203-426-4533  ksasanoff@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
Wednesday February 16, 2022
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Why is Business Credit So Important?
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

There are various ways to establish and build credit for your business. This workshop will discuss techniques to improve your business’ credit profile so you can obtain lending to build your business without affecting your personal credit and assets.
Key Learnings:

  • Obtaining a credit report for your business
  • Understanding how to build credit for your business
  • How to establish and improve business credit
  • Keeping business credit and assets separate from personal credit and assets

Brought to you by SCORE. 
 

CONTACT:  Shari Merrill  2034264533  smerrill@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: SCORE WEBINAR
 
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30 Minute flex & Balance with Sean
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A gentle exercise session where you can practice your flexibility and balance.  Register in advance for the Zoom link.

CONTACT:  Kate Sasanoff/ Sean Fitzpatrick  203-426-4533  ksasanoff@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Virtual Meeting Space 1
 
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Mother Goose on The Loose
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Rhymes, puppets, songs and flannel board activities for children ages birth to 2. Each child must be on a caregivers lap or seated in their own chair.  Class size is limited to 10 children. Registration is required. If your child is over 2 we ask that they wear a mask. Please call the children’s department if you need to cancel your reservation:  203-426-3851.

CONTACT:  Alana Bennison  2034263851  abennison@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 6 spaces available.
 
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Craft and Create
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Miss Nora will be crafting in the meeting room on Wednesday afternoons from 2:00-3:00 pm. Drop by for creative fun. Designed for children ages 3-6 with an adult caregiver. No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Alana Bennison  2034263851  abennison@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Craftastic! - Heart Friendship Bracelets
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Do you have a best friend? Someone you can always count on? Why not make them a friendship bracelet? Drop by the chbMAKERS' Corner after school to learn how to make a heart style friendship bracelet! Give one to your friend and make another for yourself! 

All the materials will be provided. This program is open to tweens and teens. Registration is not required for this program.

CONTACT:  Darcy Sowers  (203) 426-4533  dsowers@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: chbMAKERS' Corner
 
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Midweek Game Night!
5:00 PM - 7:45 PM

Calling all tabletop gamers! Are you looking for a place to play? Want to share your love of tabletop with others? Then join us each Wednesday for Midweek Game Night! Discover new games, play old favorites, and meet other gaming enthusiasts.

Each week we'll choose a different game to highlight! This week, join us as we learn how to play 'Chess'!

Open to tweens, teens, families, and adults. Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Darcy Sowers  (203) 426-4533  dsowers@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: chbMAKERS' Corner
 
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Charles Darwin & Galapagos Animals
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Toni McKeen presents: Charles Darwin & the Unique Animals of the Galapagos. International Darwin Day is held around the world on Feb 12th, highlighing his contributions to science.  In honor of this event, we will learn about his life as an unlikely scientist, as well visit the islands of the Galapagos and its famous an unique animals.

This program is Thanks to Generous Funding From The Friends of C. H. Booth Library

CONTACT:  Kate Sasanoff/ Toni McKeen  203-426-4533  ksasanoff@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Virtual Meeting Space 1
Thursday February 17, 2022
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Mother Goose II
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Mother Goose II is an early literacy program designed for young children, ages 2-3. This 30-minute program of  rhymes, songs, puppets, flannel board activites and books is fun and engaging for little learners and a caregiver. Class size is limited and you must register for each class you plan to attend.  Please note that masks for children over the age of 2 are required. Please call the children's department if you need to cancel your reservation:  203-426-3851.

CONTACT:  Alana Bennison  2034263851  abennison@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 6 spaces available.
 
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Kindergarten Readiness
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Kindergarten Readiness is a program designed for children ages 4-6 to help prepare them for the classroom experience. Children will explore literature, science, math and art as well as the social emotional skills they will need to successfully interact with their peers in a learning environment. Class meets every Thursday, January 6-February 17.   Parents are asked to remain nearby in the children’s department.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 7 spaces available.
 
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Chair Yoga with Beth Bierko
5:00 PM - 5:40 PM

The class includes many of the physical benefits associated with a traditional mat class – strength, flexibility and balance – but eliminates the stress resulting from moving from standing to sitting and back again throughout the session. 

We begin with centering and move to seated warm ups and moderately challenging poses in the chair. 

Note: this class may include some standing and balancing poses using the chair for support, but they are always optional.

CONTACT:  Kate Sasanoff/ Beth Bierko  203-426-4533  ksasanoff@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Virtual Meeting Space 1
Friday February 18, 2022
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Storytime
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Books, rhymes and flannel board activities for ages 3-5 inside the children's department.  Registration is required and class size is limited to 12 children. Children are required to wear a mask and should be able to sit independently for the 30-minute program.  Please call the children’s department if you need to cancel your reservation:  203-426-3851 or email: abennison@chboothlibrary.org.

CONTACT:  Alana Bennison    abennison@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 9 spaces available.
 
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Shelf Love Book Group
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

We all love to read, but what happens when the book is over? Who can you share your latest reads with? Does it seem like no one will listen to you talk about all the feels you've been left with? 

We’ll listen!

Shelf Love is a group that meets once a month to discuss books. Which books? Any ones we want! Share titles, discuss ideas, try out new genres, leave reviews... all in an informal club! Fiction, nonfiction, comics, and manga are all welcome.

Tweens and teens welcome. Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Darcy Sowers  (203) 426-4533  dsowers@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: chbMAKERS' Corner
Saturday February 19, 2022
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English Language Learning
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Learn English at the library! Free conversation groups in a safe, friendly environment. First and third Saturday of the month December-May. Free learning guide included. Childcare and snacks provided. Please register online or by callling the library at (203) 426-4533.  Thanks to generous funding from The Friends of C.H. Booth Library. 

 
CONTACT:  Jennifer Nash  (203) 426-4533  jnash@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Antiques Room
Tuesday February 22, 2022
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Garden Club of Newtown
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
CONTACT:  Peggy Jepsen / Jennifer Nash  203-426-4533   jnash@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Story Time for ages 3-5
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Books, rhymes and flannel board activities for ages 3-5 inside the children's department.  Registration is required and class size is limited to 12 children. Children are required to wear a mask and should be able to sit independently for the 30-minute program.  Please call the children’s department if you need to cancel your reservation:  203-426-3851 or email: abennison@chboothlibrary.org.

CONTACT:  Alana Bennison  2034263851  abennison@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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Keys to a Successful Black Owned Business Startup
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

New businesses are on the rise across the United States, and particularly in the black community. If you’re an entrepreneur with a good idea, it might be the right time to finally start your business.

Join this educational webinar, to learn how to plan your start up, grow, and succeed in your industry.

In this webinar you will learn the keys to starting your business including:

  • Basics of a Business Plan
  • Understanding the Market
  • Startup Capital
  • The Importance of Networking and more

Brought to you by Equitable Foundation and SCORE. 

CONTACT:  Shari Merrill  2034264533  smerrill@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: SCORE WEBINAR
 
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Pearl Harbor & the Puzzle of Surprise
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM

Pearl Harbor and the puzzle of surprise.  The Japanese military traveled 3,400 miles across the Pacific to execute their 110-minute attack on Pearl Harbor.  It was a total surprise - or was it?  Regardless, America's involvement in the war led to the ultimate defeat of the Axis powers. 

 
CONTACT:  Kate Sasanoff/John Cilio  203-426-4533  ksasanoff@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Virtual Meeting Space 1
Wednesday February 23, 2022
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30 Minute flex & Balance with Sean
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A gentle exercise session where you can practice your flexibility and balance.  Register in advance for the Zoom link.

CONTACT:  Kate Sasanoff/ Sean Fitzpatrick  203-426-4533  ksasanoff@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Virtual Meeting Space 1
 
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Mother Goose on The Loose
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Rhymes, puppets, songs and flannel board activities for children ages birth to 2. Each child must be on a caregivers lap or seated in their own chair.  Class size is limited to 10 children. Registration is required. If your child is over 2 we ask that they wear a mask. Please call the children’s department if you need to cancel your reservation:  203-426-3851.

CONTACT:  Alana Bennison  2034263851  abennison@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 7 spaces available.
 
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Craft and Create
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Miss Nora will be crafting in the meeting room on Wednesday afternoons from 2:00-3:00 pm. Drop by for creative fun. Designed for children ages 3-6 with an adult caregiver. No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Alana Bennison  2034263851  abennison@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Craftastic! - Macrame Bottle Vase
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

What can you do with an old glass bottle? Don't just recyle it, upcycle it! Drop by the chbMAKERS' Corner after school to make a hanging bottle vase! 

All the materials will be provided. This program is open to tweens and teens. Registration is not required for this program.

CONTACT:  Darcy Sowers  (203) 426-4533  dsowers@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: chbMAKERS' Corner
 
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Midweek Game Night!
5:00 PM - 7:45 PM

Calling all tabletop gamers! Are you looking for a place to play? Want to share your love of tabletop with others? Then join us each Wednesday for Midweek Game Night! Discover new games, play old favorites, and meet other gaming enthusiasts.

Each week we'll choose a different game to highlight! This week, join us as we learn how to play 'Channel A'!

Open to tweens, teens, families, and adults. Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Darcy Sowers  (203) 426-4533  dsowers@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: chbMAKERS' Corner
Thursday February 24, 2022
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Mother Goose II
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Mother Goose II is an early literacy program designed for young children, ages 2-3. This 30-minute program of  rhymes, songs, puppets, flannel board activites and books is fun and engaging for little learners and a caregiver. Class size is limited and you must register for each class you plan to attend.  Please note that masks for children over the age of 2 are required. Please call the children's department if you need to cancel your reservation:  203-426-3851.

CONTACT:  Alana Bennison  2034263851  abennison@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 7 spaces available.
 
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E-Commerce Technology: Level Up or Level Off?
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

In this session, you will learn about the need to re-platform technology, shipping systems and solutions, and dive into order and warehouse management options to grow your business.

You’ll learn about:

  • Planned re-platforming technology to level-up your business, not level out
  • How to evaluate shipping system options
  • Integrations, proprietary solutions, and third-party solution providers
  • The unseen pitfalls with technology, and tips to avoid them
  • Order and warehouse options that that will scale with your business
  • Hold at Location, Returns, Drop Shipping, and Cart Processing

Brought to you by SCORE. 

CONTACT:  Shari Merrill  203-426-4533  smerrill@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: SCORE WEBINAR
 
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Chair Yoga with Beth Bierko
5:00 PM - 5:40 PM

The class includes many of the physical benefits associated with a traditional mat class – strength, flexibility and balance – but eliminates the stress resulting from moving from standing to sitting and back again throughout the session. 

We begin with centering and move to seated warm ups and moderately challenging poses in the chair. 

Note: this class may include some standing and balancing poses using the chair for support, but they are always optional.

CONTACT:  Kate Sasanoff/ Beth Bierko  203-426-4533  ksasanoff@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Virtual Meeting Space 1
 
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Town & Country Garden Club of Newtown Board Meeting
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Montly Board Meeting of the Town & Country Garden Club of Newtown

CONTACT:  Barbara McCann/Jennifer Nash  203-426-4533  jnash@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Gathering Room
 
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Treasures of Turkey
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Toni McKeen's Topic: We are off to see three special buildings of Turkey, giving us a cross section of the Turkish culture.  We will visit the traditional Topkapi Palace, the newer Dolmebachi Palace, and the famous Blue Mosque.

This Program is Thanks to Generous Funding from The Friends of C.H. Booth Library

CONTACT:  Kate Sasanoff/ Toni McKeen  203-426-4533  ksasanoff@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Virtual Meeting Space 1
Friday February 25, 2022
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Storytime
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Books, rhymes and flannel board activities for ages 3-5 inside the children's department.  Registration is required and class size is limited to 12 children. Children are required to wear a mask and should be able to sit independently for the 30-minute program.  Please call the children’s department if you need to cancel your reservation:  203-426-3851 or email: abennison@chboothlibrary.org.

CONTACT:  Alana Bennison    abennison@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 8 spaces available.
Saturday February 26, 2022
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Little Wonders Explore Coding
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Be a programmer and learn the basics of coding through a variety of fun, hands-on games and activities. A science program for ages 3-5 with an adult caregiver presented by the EverWonder Children's Museum.  Registration is required and masks are mandatory. 
 

CONTACT:  Alana Bennison  2034263851  abennison@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 13 spaces available.
Tuesday March 1, 2022
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Story Time for ages 3-5
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Books, rhymes and flannel board activities for ages 3-5 inside the children's department.  Registration is required and class size is limited to 12 children. Children are required to wear a mask and should be able to sit independently for the 30-minute program.  Please call the children’s department if you need to cancel your reservation:  203-426-3851 or email: abennison@chboothlibrary.org.

CONTACT:  Alana Bennison  2034263851  abennison@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 11 spaces available.
 
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Nonfiction Book Discussion
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Nonfiction Book Discussion Group: meeting 1st Tuesday of every month at 1:00pm in the Antiques Room.

Stop by the Circulation Desk for a copy of March's title:Leadership in Turbulent Times by Doris Kearns Goodwin (2018).

Are leaders born or are they made?  Pulitzer Prize winning author focuses on four towering figures in American history: Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, and Lyndon Johnson.

CONTACT:  Dottie Evans    
LOCATION: Antiques Room
 
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Newtown Knitters
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Calling all Knitters. Do you have Works In Progress (WIPs) that you can't find the motivation to finish?  Might you be inspired by other creatives who share an interest in Fiber Arts of all kinds: knitters, crocheters, embroiderers, weavers?  Join us, the Newtown Knitters. This is a workshop, not a class.  It offers an opportunity to improve your skills in a collective, supportive membership interaction. We are trying to determine how popular this meeting might become, so advance registration is optional. Register herein or email questions to Heather Colletti-Houde:  mdmedefarge@gmail.com .

CONTACT:  Kate Sasanoff/Heather Colletti-Houde  203-426-4533  ksasanoff@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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C.H. Booth Board of Trustees: Governance
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

C. H. Booth Board of Trustees Subcommittees: Governance 7pm in the Gathering Room

CONTACT:  Douglas Lord  203426-1561  dlord@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Gathering Room
Wednesday March 2, 2022
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30 Minute flex & Balance with Sean
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A gentle exercise session where you can practice your flexibility and balance.  Register in advance for the Zoom link.

CONTACT:  Kate Sasanoff/ Sean Fitzpatrick  203-426-4533  ksasanoff@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Virtual Meeting Space 1
 
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Mother Goose on The Loose
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Rhymes, puppets, songs and flannel board activities for children ages birth to 2. Each child must be on a caregivers lap or seated in their own chair.  Class size is limited to 10 children. Registration is required. If your child is over 2 we ask that they wear a mask. Please call the children’s department if you need to cancel your reservation:  203-426-3851.

CONTACT:  Alana Bennison  2034263851  abennison@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 9 spaces available.
 
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Craft and Create
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Miss Nora will be crafting in the meeting room on Wednesday afternoons from 2:00-3:00 pm. Drop by for creative fun. Designed for children ages 3-6 with an adult caregiver. No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Alana Bennison  2034263851  abennison@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Barbie Doll's Cultural Transformation
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Toni McKeen shares her insight:  The Barbie Doll and Her Cultural Transformation.

This famous toy, developed by a woman has “come a long way baby” from her original design.  Let’s follow her development through the decades, which reflect the changes in the world of women.

This program is Thanks to Generous Funding From The Friends of C. H. Booth Library

CONTACT:  Kate Sasanoff/ Toni McKeen  203-426-4533  ksasanoff@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Virtual Meeting Space 1
Thursday March 3, 2022
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Mother Goose II
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Mother Goose II is an early literacy program designed for young children, ages 2-3. This 30-minute program of  rhymes, songs, puppets, flannel board activites and books is fun and engaging for little learners and a caregiver. Class size is limited and you must register for each class you plan to attend.  Please note that masks for children over the age of 2 are required. Please call the children's department if you need to cancel your reservation:  203-426-3851.

CONTACT:  Alana Bennison  2034263851  abennison@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 11 spaces available.
 
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Chair Yoga with Beth Bierko
5:00 PM - 5:40 PM

The class includes many of the physical benefits associated with a traditional mat class – strength, flexibility and balance – but eliminates the stress resulting from moving from standing to sitting and back again throughout the session. 

We begin with centering and move to seated warm ups and moderately challenging poses in the chair. 

Note: this class may include some standing and balancing poses using the chair for support, but they are always optional.

CONTACT:  Kate Sasanoff/ Beth Bierko  203-426-4533  ksasanoff@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Virtual Meeting Space 1
 
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C.H. Booth Board of Trustees:Building & Grounds
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

C. H. Booth Board of Trustees Subcommittees: Building & Grounds 7pm in the Gathering Room

CONTACT:  Douglas Lord  203426-1561  dlord@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Gathering Room
Friday March 4, 2022
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Storytime
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Books, rhymes and flannel board activities for ages 3-5 inside the children's department.  Registration is required and class size is limited to 12 children. Children are required to wear a mask and should be able to sit independently for the 30-minute program.  Please call the children’s department if you need to cancel your reservation:  203-426-3851 or email: abennison@chboothlibrary.org.

CONTACT:  Alana Bennison    abennison@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 10 spaces available.
Saturday March 5, 2022
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English Language Learning
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Learn English at the library! Free conversation groups in a safe, friendly environment. First and third Saturday of the month December-May. Free learning guide included. Childcare and snacks provided. Please register online or by callling the library at (203) 426-4533.  Thanks to generous funding from The Friends of C.H. Booth Library. 

 
CONTACT:  Jennifer Nash  (203) 426-4533  jnash@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Antiques Room
 
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Acts of Valor: A Marine & His Translator
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Chris DiNoto & Karim Ahmadi: A Former Marine & his Afghani Translator, Together Again.

Join us for an In-Person & via Zoom Panel Discussion with Chris DiNoto, a lifelong Newtown, CT resident, his Afghani translator Karim Ahmadi, and Rev. Dr. Steven R. Jungkeit.  Douglas Lord, Library Director, will act as the Introducer and Jennifer Nash will ask the panel questions as the moderator.  Hear the true story of how Chris & Karim met, worked together in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan and finally re-united after trials & tribulations in Kabul during the U.S. Troop withdrawal from Afghanistan.

 Rev. Jungkeit, Senior Minister of the First Congregational Church of Old Lyme, will discuss the broader topic of the efforts entailed in housing Afghani refugees in Connecticut. 

This Program is Thanks to Generous Funding from The Friends of C.H. Booth Library

CONTACT:  Kate Sasanoff/ Chris Dinoto  203-426-4533  ksasanoff@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
Sunday March 6, 2022
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Young Adult Council Meeting
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Need community service hours? Want to get involved in the library? Join the Young Adult Council! 

The Young Adult Council (YAC) is a group of teens in grades 6 - 12. We meet once a month to plan programs, choose books, create displays, and work on projects to help the library. Come join us! Refreshments will be served.

If you're interested in joining YAC, please fill out the Volunteer Application and return it in person at the YA circulation desk or via email at ya@chboothlibrary.org

CONTACT:  Darcy Sowers  (203) 426-4533  dsowers@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: chbMAKERS' Corner
Monday March 7, 2022
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Memory Cafe
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
CONTACT:  Shari Merrill  203-426-4533  smerrill@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Gathering Room
Tuesday March 8, 2022
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Story Time for ages 3-5
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Books, rhymes and flannel board activities for ages 3-5 inside the children's department.  Registration is required and class size is limited to 12 children. Children are required to wear a mask and should be able to sit independently for the 30-minute program.  Please call the children’s department if you need to cancel your reservation:  203-426-3851 or email: abennison@chboothlibrary.org.

CONTACT:  Alana Bennison  2034263851  abennison@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 11 spaces available.
 
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Board of Trustees
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

CH Booth Library Board of Trustees Meeting in the Gathering Room and via Zoom

LOCATION: Gathering Room
Wednesday March 9, 2022
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30 Minute flex & Balance with Sean
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A gentle exercise session where you can practice your flexibility and balance.  Register in advance for the Zoom link.

CONTACT:  Kate Sasanoff/ Sean Fitzpatrick  203-426-4533  ksasanoff@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Virtual Meeting Space 1
 
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Mother Goose on The Loose
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Rhymes, puppets, songs and flannel board activities for children ages birth to 2. Each child must be on a caregivers lap or seated in their own chair.  Class size is limited to 10 children. Registration is required. If your child is over 2 we ask that they wear a mask. Please call the children’s department if you need to cancel your reservation:  203-426-3851.

CONTACT:  Alana Bennison  2034263851  abennison@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 9 spaces available.
 
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Craft and Create
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Miss Nora will be crafting in the meeting room on Wednesday afternoons from 2:00-3:00 pm. Drop by for creative fun. Designed for children ages 3-6 with an adult caregiver. No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Alana Bennison  2034263851  abennison@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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St Patrick's Bake-Along with Tina Zaccardi
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Bake-Along for St. Patrick's Day with Tina Zaccardi.  Learn to create a special Irish treat.

This Program is Thanks to Generous Funding from The Friends of C.H. Booth Library

CONTACT:  Kate Sasanoff/Tina Zaccardi  203-426-4533  ksasanoff@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Virtual Meeting Space 1
Thursday March 10, 2022
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Friends of the Counted Embroidery
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

2nd Thursday of every month from Dec 9, 2021 - June 9, 2022.  Room reserved by Friends of the Library Member:  Margeg4143@sbcglobal.net

CONTACT:  Kate Sasanoff/ Marg of the Friends  203-426-4533  ksasanoff@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Genealogy Room
 
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Career Coach at Edmund Town Hall
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Come join us on the Career Coach, a mobile classroom for helping you enhance your job seeking skills.  It visits Newtown courtesy of the C. H. Booth Library and Edmond Town Hall one Thursday each month. Training Opportunities include: Career Services, Job Search Assistance, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Resume Workshops & Social Networking Skills.  This month's classes are:

Microsoft Word I & II (4 hours total).  A word processing program that allows users to to create professional documents such as resumes, letters, fax cover sheets, reports, legal documents, brochures, manuals and more. It is an efficient tool for students, business owners and even working individuals to have on their computers. Microsoft Word has tools to format fonts, add clipart, add page numbers, and create tables and headers

CONTACT:  Kate Sasanoff  203-426-4533  ksasanoff@chboothlibrary.org
 
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Mother Goose II
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Mother Goose II is an early literacy program designed for young children, ages 2-3. This 30-minute program of  rhymes, songs, puppets, flannel board activites and books is fun and engaging for little learners and a caregiver. Class size is limited and you must register for each class you plan to attend.  Please note that masks for children over the age of 2 are required. Please call the children's department if you need to cancel your reservation:  203-426-3851.

CONTACT:  Alana Bennison  2034263851  abennison@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 11 spaces available.
 
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Chair Yoga with Beth Bierko
5:00 PM - 5:40 PM

The class includes many of the physical benefits associated with a traditional mat class – strength, flexibility and balance – but eliminates the stress resulting from moving from standing to sitting and back again throughout the session. 

We begin with centering and move to seated warm ups and moderately challenging poses in the chair. 

Note: this class may include some standing and balancing poses using the chair for support, but they are always optional.

CONTACT:  Kate Sasanoff/ Beth Bierko  203-426-4533  ksasanoff@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Virtual Meeting Space 1
 
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Caregiving
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Register for this program to learn tips and information that will help you care for yourself and others.
Presented by local author and nurse, Nancy Rhodes APRN-BC. 

CONTACT:  Shari Merrill  203-426-4533  smerrill@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
Friday March 11, 2022
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Storytime
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Books, rhymes and flannel board activities for ages 3-5 inside the children's department.  Registration is required and class size is limited to 12 children. Children are required to wear a mask and should be able to sit independently for the 30-minute program.  Please call the children’s department if you need to cancel your reservation:  203-426-3851 or email: abennison@chboothlibrary.org.

CONTACT:  Alana Bennison    abennison@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 10 spaces available.
Saturday March 12, 2022
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Irish Dance Demonstration
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Students and instructors from the Ashurst Academy of Irish Dance will entertain with a variety of Irish Dances. For ages 3 to adult.

CONTACT:  Alana Bennison  2034263851  abennison@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 24 spaces available.
Tuesday March 15, 2022
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Story Time for ages 3-5
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Books, rhymes and flannel board activities for ages 3-5 inside the children's department.  Registration is required and class size is limited to 12 children. Children are required to wear a mask and should be able to sit independently for the 30-minute program.  Please call the children’s department if you need to cancel your reservation:  203-426-3851 or email: abennison@chboothlibrary.org.

CONTACT:  Alana Bennison  2034263851  abennison@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 11 spaces available.
 
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Newtown Knitters
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Calling all Knitters. Do you have Works In Progress (WIPs) that you can't find the motivation to finish?  Might you be inspired by other creatives who share an interest in Fiber Arts of all kinds: knitters, crocheters, embroiderers, weavers?  Join us, the Newtown Knitters. This is a workshop, not a class.  It offers an opportunity to improve your skills in a collective, supportive membership interaction. We are trying to determine how popular this meeting might become, so advance registration is optional. Register herein or email questions to Heather Colletti-Houde:  mdmedefarge@gmail.com .

CONTACT:  Kate Sasanoff/Heather Colletti-Houde  203-426-4533  ksasanoff@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Dope, Fabric and Guts
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Dope, Fabric and Guts.  True Stories about the earliest airplanes and fliers as they invented the future: Louis Bleriot who 1st flew across the English Channel, Gabriel Voisin who built the 1st aircraft factory, the Wright brothers, Emma Lilian Todd who designed aircraft and whose Jr. Aero Club later created the RCA Corporation.

This program is thanks to generous funding from The Friends of C. H. Booth Library

CONTACT:  Kate Sasanoff/ John Cilio  203-426-4533  ksasanoff@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Virtual Meeting Space 1
Wednesday March 16, 2022
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30 Minute flex & Balance with Sean
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A gentle exercise session where you can practice your flexibility and balance.  Register in advance for the Zoom link.

CONTACT:  Kate Sasanoff/ Sean Fitzpatrick  203-426-4533  ksasanoff@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Virtual Meeting Space 1
 
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Mother Goose on The Loose
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Rhymes, puppets, songs and flannel board activities for children ages birth to 2. Each child must be on a caregivers lap or seated in their own chair.  Class size is limited to 10 children. Registration is required. If your child is over 2 we ask that they wear a mask. Please call the children’s department if you need to cancel your reservation:  203-426-3851.

CONTACT:  Alana Bennison  2034263851  abennison@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 9 spaces available.
 
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Craft and Create
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Miss Nora will be crafting in the meeting room on Wednesday afternoons from 2:00-3:00 pm. Drop by for creative fun. Designed for children ages 3-6 with an adult caregiver. No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Alana Bennison  2034263851  abennison@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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St Patrick's Day Seasonal Concert
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

St Patrick's Day Seasonal Concert: The softer Side of Celtic.

Musician and raconteur Jeff Snow developed a love for the music of Scotland, England and Ireland growing up as the son of a drummer in a bagpipe band His concerts have been described as quiet and relaxing and much of it is, but sometimes he'll break out and the foot stomping begins. We will see sing, laugh, smiles and perhaps shed a few tears.  His concerts include guitar, bouzouki and autoharp and the combination of music, stories and a wee bit Scottish, Irish & English history will keep you on the edge of your seat.  

This Program is Thanks to Generous Funding from The Friends of C. H. Booth Library. 

CONTACT:  Kate Sasanoff/Jeff Snow  203-426-4533  ksasanoff@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
Thursday March 17, 2022
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Mother Goose II
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Mother Goose II is an early literacy program designed for young children, ages 2-3. This 30-minute program of  rhymes, songs, puppets, flannel board activites and books is fun and engaging for little learners and a caregiver. Class size is limited and you must register for each class you plan to attend.  Please note that masks for children over the age of 2 are required. Please call the children's department if you need to cancel your reservation:  203-426-3851.

CONTACT:  Alana Bennison  2034263851  abennison@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 11 spaces available.
 
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Chair Yoga with Beth Bierko
5:00 PM - 5:40 PM

The class includes many of the physical benefits associated with a traditional mat class – strength, flexibility and balance – but eliminates the stress resulting from moving from standing to sitting and back again throughout the session. 

We begin with centering and move to seated warm ups and moderately challenging poses in the chair. 

Note: this class may include some standing and balancing poses using the chair for support, but they are always optional.

CONTACT:  Kate Sasanoff/ Beth Bierko  203-426-4533  ksasanoff@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Virtual Meeting Space 1
Friday March 18, 2022
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Storytime
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Books, rhymes and flannel board activities for ages 3-5 inside the children's department.  Registration is required and class size is limited to 12 children. Children are required to wear a mask and should be able to sit independently for the 30-minute program.  Please call the children’s department if you need to cancel your reservation:  203-426-3851 or email: abennison@chboothlibrary.org.

CONTACT:  Alana Bennison    abennison@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 10 spaces available.
Saturday March 19, 2022
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Hold for ELL Class
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
CONTACT:  Jennifer Nash    
LOCATION: Antiques Room
 
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Lego Club
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

If you love Legos, join the Saturday Lego Club. Get creative with our extensive collection. Creations will be on display in the children’s department  for a week following the program.  Class size is limited to 12 children. We meet in the library’s meeting room on the first floor. Registration is a must and masks are required.  For ages 4-9. Parents are welcome to join, or they can choose to stay nearby.

CONTACT:  Alana Bennison  2034263851  chbooth@biblio.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 9 spaces available.
Tuesday March 22, 2022
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Garden Club of Newtown
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
CONTACT:  Peggy Jepsen / Jennifer Nash  203-426-4533   jnash@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Story Time for ages 3-5
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Books, rhymes and flannel board activities for ages 3-5 inside the children's department.  Registration is required and class size is limited to 12 children. Children are required to wear a mask and should be able to sit independently for the 30-minute program.  Please call the children’s department if you need to cancel your reservation:  203-426-3851 or email: abennison@chboothlibrary.org.

CONTACT:  Alana Bennison  2034263851  abennison@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 11 spaces available.
Wednesday March 23, 2022
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30 Minute flex & Balance with Sean
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A gentle exercise session where you can practice your flexibility and balance.  Register in advance for the Zoom link.

CONTACT:  Kate Sasanoff/ Sean Fitzpatrick  203-426-4533  ksasanoff@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Virtual Meeting Space 1
 
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Mother Goose on The Loose
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Rhymes, puppets, songs and flannel board activities for children ages birth to 2. Each child must be on a caregivers lap or seated in their own chair.  Class size is limited to 10 children. Registration is required. If your child is over 2 we ask that they wear a mask. Please call the children’s department if you need to cancel your reservation:  203-426-3851.

CONTACT:  Alana Bennison  2034263851  abennison@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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Craft and Create
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Miss Nora will be crafting in the meeting room on Wednesday afternoons from 2:00-3:00 pm. Drop by for creative fun. Designed for children ages 3-6 with an adult caregiver. No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Alana Bennison  2034263851  abennison@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
Thursday March 24, 2022
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Mother Goose II
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Mother Goose II is an early literacy program designed for young children, ages 2-3. This 30-minute program of  rhymes, songs, puppets, flannel board activites and books is fun and engaging for little learners and a caregiver. Class size is limited and you must register for each class you plan to attend.  Please note that masks for children over the age of 2 are required. Please call the children's department if you need to cancel your reservation:  203-426-3851.

CONTACT:  Alana Bennison  2034263851  abennison@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 11 spaces available.
 
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Chair Yoga with Beth Bierko
5:00 PM - 5:40 PM

The class includes many of the physical benefits associated with a traditional mat class – strength, flexibility and balance – but eliminates the stress resulting from moving from standing to sitting and back again throughout the session. 

We begin with centering and move to seated warm ups and moderately challenging poses in the chair. 

Note: this class may include some standing and balancing poses using the chair for support, but they are always optional.

CONTACT:  Kate Sasanoff/ Beth Bierko  203-426-4533  ksasanoff@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Virtual Meeting Space 1
 
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Town & Country Garden Club of Newtown Board Meeting
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Montly Board Meeting of the Town & Country Garden Club of Newtown

CONTACT:  Barbara McCann/Jennifer Nash  203-426-4533  jnash@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Gathering Room
Friday March 25, 2022
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Storytime
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Books, rhymes and flannel board activities for ages 3-5 inside the children's department.  Registration is required and class size is limited to 12 children. Children are required to wear a mask and should be able to sit independently for the 30-minute program.  Please call the children’s department if you need to cancel your reservation:  203-426-3851 or email: abennison@chboothlibrary.org.

CONTACT:  Alana Bennison    abennison@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 10 spaces available.
Saturday March 26, 2022
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Little Wonders: Dinosaur Dig
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Take a closer look at real fossil bones and learn about where they come from. Excavate like a paleontologist and make your very own fossil to
take home!  A science program for ages 3-5 with an adult caregiver presented by the EverWonder Children's Museum. Registration is required and masks are mandatory.
 

CONTACT:  Alana Bennison  203-426-3851  abennison@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 15 spaces available.
Tuesday March 29, 2022
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Story Time for ages 3-5
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Books, rhymes and flannel board activities for ages 3-5 inside the children's department.  Registration is required and class size is limited to 12 children. Children are required to wear a mask and should be able to sit independently for the 30-minute program.  Please call the children’s department if you need to cancel your reservation:  203-426-3851 or email: abennison@chboothlibrary.org.

CONTACT:  Alana Bennison  2034263851  abennison@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 11 spaces available.
Wednesday March 30, 2022
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30 Minute flex & Balance with Sean
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A gentle exercise session where you can practice your flexibility and balance.  Register in advance for the Zoom link.

CONTACT:  Kate Sasanoff/ Sean Fitzpatrick  203-426-4533  ksasanoff@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Virtual Meeting Space 1
 
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Mother Goose on The Loose
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Rhymes, puppets, songs and flannel board activities for children ages birth to 2. Each child must be on a caregivers lap or seated in their own chair.  Class size is limited to 10 children. Registration is required. If your child is over 2 we ask that they wear a mask. Please call the children’s department if you need to cancel your reservation:  203-426-3851.

CONTACT:  Alana Bennison  2034263851  abennison@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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Craft and Create
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Miss Nora will be crafting in the meeting room on Wednesday afternoons from 2:00-3:00 pm. Drop by for creative fun. Designed for children ages 3-6 with an adult caregiver. No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Alana Bennison  2034263851  abennison@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
Thursday March 31, 2022
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Mother Goose II
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Mother Goose II is an early literacy program designed for young children, ages 2-3. This 30-minute program of  rhymes, songs, puppets, flannel board activites and books is fun and engaging for little learners and a caregiver. Class size is limited and you must register for each class you plan to attend.  Please note that masks for children over the age of 2 are required. Please call the children's department if you need to cancel your reservation:  203-426-3851.

CONTACT:  Alana Bennison  2034263851  abennison@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 11 spaces available.
 
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Chair Yoga with Beth Bierko
5:00 PM - 5:40 PM

The class includes many of the physical benefits associated with a traditional mat class – strength, flexibility and balance – but eliminates the stress resulting from moving from standing to sitting and back again throughout the session. 

We begin with centering and move to seated warm ups and moderately challenging poses in the chair. 

Note: this class may include some standing and balancing poses using the chair for support, but they are always optional.

CONTACT:  Kate Sasanoff/ Beth Bierko  203-426-4533  ksasanoff@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Virtual Meeting Space 1
Friday April 1, 2022
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Storytime
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Books, rhymes and flannel board activities for ages 3-5 inside the children's department.  Registration is required and class size is limited to 12 children. Children are required to wear a mask and should be able to sit independently for the 30-minute program.  Please call the children’s department if you need to cancel your reservation:  203-426-3851 or email: abennison@chboothlibrary.org.

CONTACT:  Alana Bennison    abennison@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 10 spaces available.
Saturday April 2, 2022
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Hold for ELL Class
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
CONTACT:  Jennifer Nash    
LOCATION: Antiques Room
Sunday April 3, 2022
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Young Adult Council Meeting
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Need community service hours? Want to get involved in the library? Join the Young Adult Council! 

The Young Adult Council (YAC) is a group of teens in grades 6 - 12. We meet once a month to plan programs, choose books, create displays, and work on projects to help the library. Come join us! Refreshments will be served.

If you're interested in joining YAC, please fill out the Volunteer Application and return it in person at the YA circulation desk or via email at ya@chboothlibrary.org

CONTACT:  Darcy Sowers  (203) 426-4533  dsowers@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: chbMAKERS' Corner
Monday April 4, 2022
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Memory Cafe
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Individuals living with dementia and their care partners are invited to the library for refreshments, a simple activity and socializing. Registration is appreciated, but not required. 

CONTACT:  Shari Merrill  203-426-4533  smerrill@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Gathering Room
 
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C.H. Booth Board of Trustees: Art & Historical
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

C. H. Booth Board of Trustees Subcommittees: Art & Historical 7pm in the Gathering Room

CONTACT:  Douglas Lord  203-426-1561  dlord@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Gathering Room
Tuesday April 5, 2022
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Story Time for ages 3-5
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Books, rhymes and flannel board activities for ages 3-5 inside the children's department.  Registration is required and class size is limited to 12 children. Children are required to wear a mask and should be able to sit independently for the 30-minute program.  Please call the children’s department if you need to cancel your reservation:  203-426-3851 or email: abennison@chboothlibrary.org.

CONTACT:  Alana Bennison  2034263851  abennison@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 11 spaces available.
 
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Nonfiction Book Discussion
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Nonfiction Book Discussion Group: meeting 1st Tuesday of every month at 1:00pm in the Antiques Room.

Stop by the Circulation Desk for a copy of April's title: Clean, the New Science of Skin by James Hamblin (2020).

Skilled “Atlantic Monthly” writer explores the surprising and unintended consequences of common hygiene practices. 

CONTACT:  Dottie Evans    
LOCATION: Antiques Room
 
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Newtown Knitters
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Calling all Knitters. Do you have Works In Progress (WIPs) that you can't find the motivation to finish?  Might you be inspired by other creatives who share an interest in Fiber Arts of all kinds: knitters, crocheters, embroiderers, weavers?  Join us, the Newtown Knitters. This is a workshop, not a class.  It offers an opportunity to improve your skills in a collective, supportive membership interaction. We are trying to determine how popular this meeting might become, so advance registration is optional. Register herein or email questions to Heather Colletti-Houde:  mdmedefarge@gmail.com .

CONTACT:  Kate Sasanoff/Heather Colletti-Houde  203-426-4533  ksasanoff@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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C.H. Booth Board of Trustees: Governance
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

C. H. Booth Board of Trustees Subcommittees: Governance 7pm in the Gathering Room

CONTACT:  Douglas Lord  203426-1561  dlord@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Gathering Room
Wednesday April 6, 2022
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30 Minute flex & Balance with Sean
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A gentle exercise session where you can practice your flexibility and balance.  Register in advance for the Zoom link.

CONTACT:  Kate Sasanoff/ Sean Fitzpatrick  203-426-4533  ksasanoff@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Virtual Meeting Space 1
 
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Mother Goose on The Loose
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Rhymes, puppets, songs and flannel board activities for children ages birth to 2. Each child must be on a caregivers lap or seated in their own chair.  Class size is limited to 10 children. Registration is required. If your child is over 2 we ask that they wear a mask. Please call the children’s department if you need to cancel your reservation:  203-426-3851.

CONTACT:  Alana Bennison  2034263851  abennison@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 11 spaces available.
 
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Craft and Create
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Miss Nora will be crafting in the meeting room on Wednesday afternoons from 2:00-3:00 pm. Drop by for creative fun. Designed for children ages 3-6 with an adult caregiver. No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Alana Bennison  2034263851  abennison@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Genius of Leonardo da Vinci
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Toni McKeen Zoom: The Genius of Leonardo da Vinci

He was one of the two brightest, most intelligent, and creative men to walk the face of the earth.  We will take a closer look at this genius, whose birthday is April 6, and who influenced and changed so many facets of science and art.

This program is Thanks to Generous Funding From The Friends of C. H. Booth Library

CONTACT:  Kate Sasanoff/ Toni McKeen  203-426-4533  ksasanoff@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Virtual Meeting Space 1
Thursday April 7, 2022
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Mother Goose II
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Mother Goose II is an early literacy program designed for young children, ages 2-3. This 30-minute program of  rhymes, songs, puppets, flannel board activites and books is fun and engaging for little learners and a caregiver. Class size is limited and you must register for each class you plan to attend.  Please note that masks for children over the age of 2 are required. Please call the children's department if you need to cancel your reservation:  203-426-3851.

CONTACT:  Alana Bennison  2034263851  abennison@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 8 spaces available.
 
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Chair Yoga with Beth Bierko
5:00 PM - 5:40 PM

The class includes many of the physical benefits associated with a traditional mat class – strength, flexibility and balance – but eliminates the stress resulting from moving from standing to sitting and back again throughout the session. 

We begin with centering and move to seated warm ups and moderately challenging poses in the chair. 

Note: this class may include some standing and balancing poses using the chair for support, but they are always optional.

CONTACT:  Kate Sasanoff/ Beth Bierko  203-426-4533  ksasanoff@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Virtual Meeting Space 1
 
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C.H. Booth Board of Trustees:Building & Grounds
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

C. H. Booth Board of Trustees Subcommittees: Building & Grounds 7pm in the Gathering Room

CONTACT:  Douglas Lord  203426-1561  dlord@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Gathering Room
Friday April 8, 2022
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Storytime
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Books, rhymes and flannel board activities for ages 3-5 inside the children's department.  Registration is required and class size is limited to 12 children. Children are required to wear a mask and should be able to sit independently for the 30-minute program.  Please call the children’s department if you need to cancel your reservation:  203-426-3851 or email: abennison@chboothlibrary.org.

CONTACT:  Alana Bennison    abennison@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 10 spaces available.
Saturday April 9, 2022
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Hold for ELL Class
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
CONTACT:  Jennifer Nash    
LOCATION: Antiques Room
Tuesday April 12, 2022
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Story Time for ages 3-5
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Books, rhymes and flannel board activities for ages 3-5 inside the children's department.  Registration is required and class size is limited to 12 children. Children are required to wear a mask and should be able to sit independently for the 30-minute program.  Please call the children’s department if you need to cancel your reservation:  203-426-3851 or email: abennison@chboothlibrary.org.

CONTACT:  Alana Bennison  2034263851  abennison@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 11 spaces available.
 
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Board of Trustees
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

CH Booth Library Board of Trustees Meeting in the Gathering Room and via Zoom

LOCATION: Gathering Room
Wednesday April 13, 2022
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30 Minute flex & Balance with Sean
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A gentle exercise session where you can practice your flexibility and balance.  Register in advance for the Zoom link.

CONTACT:  Kate Sasanoff/ Sean Fitzpatrick  203-426-4533  ksasanoff@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Virtual Meeting Space 1
 
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Mother Goose on The Loose
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Rhymes, puppets, songs and flannel board activities for children ages birth to 2. Each child must be on a caregivers lap or seated in their own chair.  Class size is limited to 10 children. Registration is required. If your child is over 2 we ask that they wear a mask. Please call the children’s department if you need to cancel your reservation:  203-426-3851.

CONTACT:  Alana Bennison  2034263851  abennison@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 11 spaces available.
 
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Craft and Create
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Miss Nora will be crafting in the meeting room on Wednesday afternoons from 2:00-3:00 pm. Drop by for creative fun. Designed for children ages 3-6 with an adult caregiver. No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Alana Bennison  2034263851  abennison@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
Thursday April 14, 2022
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Friends of the Counted Embroidery
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

2nd Thursday of every month from Dec 9, 2021 - June 9, 2022.  Room reserved by Friends of the Library Member:  Margeg4143@sbcglobal.net

CONTACT:  Kate Sasanoff/ Marg of the Friends  203-426-4533  ksasanoff@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Genealogy Room
 
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Career Coach at Edmond Town Hall
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Come join us on the Career Coach, a mobile classroom for helping you enhance your job seeking skills.  It visits Newtown courtesy of the C. H. Booth Library and Edmond Town Hall one Thursday each month. Training Opportunities include: Career Services, Job Search Assistance, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Resume Workshops & Social Networking Skills.  This month's classes are:

Microsoft Excel I & II (4 hours totalis a software program that allows users to organize, format and calculate data with formulas using a spreadsheet system. This software is part of the Microsoft Office Suite and is compatible with other applications in the Office suite of applications. Excel features the ability to perform basic (and some complex) calculations, use graphing tools, create pivot tables and create macro’s using a simple programming language.

CONTACT:  Kate Sasanoff/ Dennis Ahearn  203-426-4533  ksasanoff@chboothlibrary.org
There are 100 spaces available.
 
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Mother Goose II
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Mother Goose II is an early literacy program designed for young children, ages 2-3. This 30-minute program of  rhymes, songs, puppets, flannel board activites and books is fun and engaging for little learners and a caregiver. Class size is limited and you must register for each class you plan to attend.  Please note that masks for children over the age of 2 are required. Please call the children's department if you need to cancel your reservation:  203-426-3851.

CONTACT:  Alana Bennison  2034263851  abennison@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 11 spaces available.
 
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Chair Yoga with Beth Bierko
5:00 PM - 5:40 PM

The class includes many of the physical benefits associated with a traditional mat class – strength, flexibility and balance – but eliminates the stress resulting from moving from standing to sitting and back again throughout the session. 

We begin with centering and move to seated warm ups and moderately challenging poses in the chair. 

Note: this class may include some standing and balancing poses using the chair for support, but they are always optional.

CONTACT:  Kate Sasanoff/ Beth Bierko  203-426-4533  ksasanoff@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Virtual Meeting Space 1
Friday April 15, 2022
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Storytime
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Books, rhymes and flannel board activities for ages 3-5 inside the children's department.  Registration is required and class size is limited to 12 children. Children are required to wear a mask and should be able to sit independently for the 30-minute program.  Please call the children’s department if you need to cancel your reservation:  203-426-3851 or email: abennison@chboothlibrary.org.

CONTACT:  Alana Bennison    abennison@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 10 spaces available.
Saturday April 16, 2022
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Hold for ELL Class
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
CONTACT:  Jennifer Nash    
LOCATION: Antiques Room
Tuesday April 19, 2022
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Story Time for ages 3-5
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Books, rhymes and flannel board activities for ages 3-5 inside the children's department.  Registration is required and class size is limited to 12 children. Children are required to wear a mask and should be able to sit independently for the 30-minute program.  Please call the children’s department if you need to cancel your reservation:  203-426-3851 or email: abennison@chboothlibrary.org.

CONTACT:  Alana Bennison  2034263851  abennison@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 11 spaces available.
 
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Newtown Knitters
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Calling all Knitters. Do you have Works In Progress (WIPs) that you can't find the motivation to finish?  Might you be inspired by other creatives who share an interest in Fiber Arts of all kinds: knitters, crocheters, embroiderers, weavers?  Join us, the Newtown Knitters. This is a workshop, not a class.  It offers an opportunity to improve your skills in a collective, supportive membership interaction. We are trying to determine how popular this meeting might become, so advance registration is optional. Register herein or email questions to Heather Colletti-Houde:  mdmedefarge@gmail.com .

CONTACT:  Kate Sasanoff/Heather Colletti-Houde  203-426-4533  ksasanoff@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Women's Work in WWII
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This program describes in pictures & stories, the workplace momentum that women built during the war as 16 million men were drafted and women filled ever-increasing jobs and responsibilities. Women's military service organizations replaced men to fight on the front lines. John highlights the 1960's gender-focused legislation that changed the workplace forever.

This program is thanks to generous funding from The Friends of C. H. Booth Library

CONTACT:  Kate Sasanoff/ John Cilio  203-426-4533  ksasanoff@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Virtual Meeting Space 1
Wednesday April 20, 2022
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30 Minute flex & Balance with Sean
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A gentle exercise session where you can practice your flexibility and balance.  Register in advance for the Zoom link.

CONTACT:  Kate Sasanoff/ Sean Fitzpatrick  203-426-4533  ksasanoff@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Virtual Meeting Space 1
 
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Mother Goose on The Loose
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Rhymes, puppets, songs and flannel board activities for children ages birth to 2. Each child must be on a caregivers lap or seated in their own chair.  Class size is limited to 10 children. Registration is required. If your child is over 2 we ask that they wear a mask. Please call the children’s department if you need to cancel your reservation:  203-426-3851.

CONTACT:  Alana Bennison  2034263851  abennison@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 12 spaces available.
 
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Craft and Create
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Miss Nora will be crafting in the meeting room on Wednesday afternoons from 2:00-3:00 pm. Drop by for creative fun. Designed for children ages 3-6 with an adult caregiver. No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Alana Bennison  2034263851  abennison@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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2 New York City Iconic Buildings
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Toni McKeen: Two New York City Iconic Buildings via Zoom

Today we travel to NYC to visit two fabulous interesting buildings , one extremely thin and the other one of the most desired residences in the city. Can you guess which ones they are??

This program is Thanks to Generous Funding From The Friends of C. H. Booth Library

CONTACT:  Kate Sasanoff/ Toni McKeen  203-426-4533  ksasanoff@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Virtual Meeting Space 1
Thursday April 21, 2022
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Mother Goose II
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Mother Goose II is an early literacy program designed for young children, ages 2-3. This 30-minute program of  rhymes, songs, puppets, flannel board activites and books is fun and engaging for little learners and a caregiver. Class size is limited and you must register for each class you plan to attend.  Please note that masks for children over the age of 2 are required. Please call the children's department if you need to cancel your reservation:  203-426-3851.

CONTACT:  Alana Bennison  2034263851  abennison@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 12 spaces available.
 
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Chair Yoga with Beth Bierko
5:00 PM - 5:40 PM

The class includes many of the physical benefits associated with a traditional mat class – strength, flexibility and balance – but eliminates the stress resulting from moving from standing to sitting and back again throughout the session. 

We begin with centering and move to seated warm ups and moderately challenging poses in the chair. 

Note: this class may include some standing and balancing poses using the chair for support, but they are always optional.

CONTACT:  Kate Sasanoff/ Beth Bierko  203-426-4533  ksasanoff@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Virtual Meeting Space 1
Friday April 22, 2022
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Storytime
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Books, rhymes and flannel board activities for ages 3-5 inside the children's department.  Registration is required and class size is limited to 12 children. Children are required to wear a mask and should be able to sit independently for the 30-minute program.  Please call the children’s department if you need to cancel your reservation:  203-426-3851 or email: abennison@chboothlibrary.org.

CONTACT:  Alana Bennison    abennison@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 10 spaces available.
Saturday April 23, 2022
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Hold for ELL Class
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
CONTACT:  Jennifer Nash    
LOCATION: Antiques Room
 
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Little Wonders: Bubble Fun
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Explore the science behind bubbles! Learn how they are made, why bubbles are shaped the way they are, and why they POP through various hands-on
experiments!  A science program for ages 3-5 with an adult caregiver presented by the EverWonder Children's Museum.  Registration is required and masks are mandatory.
 

CONTACT:  Alana Bennison  203-426-3851  abennison@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 15 spaces available.
Tuesday April 26, 2022
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Garden Club of Newtown
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
CONTACT:  Peggy Jepsen / Jennifer Nash  203-426-4533   jnash@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Story Time for ages 3-5
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Books, rhymes and flannel board activities for ages 3-5 inside the children's department.  Registration is required and class size is limited to 12 children. Children are required to wear a mask and should be able to sit independently for the 30-minute program.  Please call the children’s department if you need to cancel your reservation:  203-426-3851 or email: abennison@chboothlibrary.org.

CONTACT:  Alana Bennison  2034263851  abennison@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 12 spaces available.
Wednesday April 27, 2022
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30 Minute flex & Balance with Sean
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A gentle exercise session where you can practice your flexibility and balance.  Register in advance for the Zoom link.

CONTACT:  Kate Sasanoff/ Sean Fitzpatrick  203-426-4533  ksasanoff@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Virtual Meeting Space 1
 
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Mother Goose on The Loose
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Rhymes, puppets, songs and flannel board activities for children ages birth to 2. Each child must be on a caregivers lap or seated in their own chair.  Class size is limited to 10 children. Registration is required. If your child is over 2 we ask that they wear a mask. Please call the children’s department if you need to cancel your reservation:  203-426-3851.

CONTACT:  Alana Bennison  2034263851  abennison@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 12 spaces available.
 
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Craft and Create
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Miss Nora will be crafting in the meeting room on Wednesday afternoons from 2:00-3:00 pm. Drop by for creative fun. Designed for children ages 3-6 with an adult caregiver. No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Alana Bennison  2034263851  abennison@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
Thursday April 28, 2022
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Mother Goose II
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Mother Goose II is an early literacy program designed for young children, ages 2-3. This 30-minute program of  rhymes, songs, puppets, flannel board activites and books is fun and engaging for little learners and a caregiver. Class size is limited and you must register for each class you plan to attend.  Please note that masks for children over the age of 2 are required. Please call the children's department if you need to cancel your reservation:  203-426-3851.

CONTACT:  Alana Bennison  2034263851  abennison@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 12 spaces available.
 
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Chair Yoga with Beth Bierko
5:00 PM - 5:40 PM

The class includes many of the physical benefits associated with a traditional mat class – strength, flexibility and balance – but eliminates the stress resulting from moving from standing to sitting and back again throughout the session. 

We begin with centering and move to seated warm ups and moderately challenging poses in the chair. 

Note: this class may include some standing and balancing poses using the chair for support, but they are always optional.

CONTACT:  Kate Sasanoff/ Beth Bierko  203-426-4533  ksasanoff@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Virtual Meeting Space 1
 
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Town & Country Garden Club of Newtown Board Meeting
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Montly Board Meeting of the Town & Country Garden Club of Newtown

CONTACT:  Barbara McCann/Jennifer Nash  203-426-4533  jnash@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Gathering Room
Friday April 29, 2022
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Storytime
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Books, rhymes and flannel board activities for ages 3-5 inside the children's department.  Registration is required and class size is limited to 12 children. Children are required to wear a mask and should be able to sit independently for the 30-minute program.  Please call the children’s department if you need to cancel your reservation:  203-426-3851 or email: abennison@chboothlibrary.org.

CONTACT:  Alana Bennison    abennison@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 10 spaces available.
Saturday April 30, 2022
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Hold for ELL Class
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
CONTACT:  Jennifer Nash    
LOCATION: Antiques Room
Monday May 2, 2022
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Memory Cafe
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Individuals living with dementia and their care partners are invited to the library for refreshments, a simple activity and socializing. Registration is appreciated, but not required. 

CONTACT:  Shari Merrill  203-426-4533  smerrill@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Gathering Room
Tuesday May 3, 2022
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Story Time for ages 3-5
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Books, rhymes and flannel board activities for ages 3-5 inside the children's department.  Registration is required and class size is limited to 12 children. Children are required to wear a mask and should be able to sit independently for the 30-minute program.  Please call the children’s department if you need to cancel your reservation:  203-426-3851 or email: abennison@chboothlibrary.org.

CONTACT:  Alana Bennison  2034263851  abennison@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 12 spaces available.
 
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Nonfiction Book Discussion
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Nonfiction Book Discussion Group: meeting 1st Tuesday of every month at 1:00pm in the Antiques Room.

Stop by the Circulation Desk for a copy of May's title:  The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World by Douglas Abrams (2016).

The Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu survived both exile and oppression. Yet, they are two of the most joyful people on the planet. "Listen in" as the author recounts their face-to-face discussions and conclusions about life, word for word.

[The library will schedule a U-Tube video that was filmed while these two towering spiritual figures spent a week together sharing humor and exploring mutual insights – date, place and time TBA.] 

CONTACT:  Dottie Evans    
LOCATION: Antiques Room
 
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Newtown Knitters
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Calling all Knitters. Do you have Works In Progress (WIPs) that you can't find the motivation to finish?  Might you be inspired by other creatives who share an interest in Fiber Arts of all kinds: knitters, crocheters, embroiderers, weavers?  Join us, the Newtown Knitters. This is a workshop, not a class.  It offers an opportunity to improve your skills in a collective, supportive membership interaction. We are trying to determine how popular this meeting might become, so advance registration is optional. Register herein or email questions to Heather Colletti-Houde:  mdmedefarge@gmail.com .

CONTACT:  Kate Sasanoff/Heather Colletti-Houde  203-426-4533  ksasanoff@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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C.H. Booth Board of Trustees: Governance
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

C. H. Booth Board of Trustees Subcommittees: Governance 7pm in the Gathering Room

CONTACT:  Douglas Lord  203426-1561  dlord@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Gathering Room
Wednesday May 4, 2022
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30 Minute flex & Balance with Sean
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A gentle exercise session where you can practice your flexibility and balance.  Register in advance for the Zoom link.

CONTACT:  Kate Sasanoff/ Sean Fitzpatrick  203-426-4533  ksasanoff@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Virtual Meeting Space 1
 
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Mother Goose on The Loose
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Rhymes, puppets, songs and flannel board activities for children ages birth to 2. Each child must be on a caregivers lap or seated in their own chair.  Class size is limited to 10 children. Registration is required. If your child is over 2 we ask that they wear a mask. Please call the children’s department if you need to cancel your reservation:  203-426-3851.

CONTACT:  Alana Bennison  2034263851  abennison@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 12 spaces available.
 
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Craft and Create
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Miss Nora will be crafting in the meeting room on Wednesday afternoons from 2:00-3:00 pm. Drop by for creative fun. Designed for children ages 3-6 with an adult caregiver. No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Alana Bennison  2034263851  abennison@chboothlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Eastern Coyotes in Connecticut
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The "Eastern Coyotes in Connecticut" presentation via Zoom, focuses on the natural history of coyotes in Connecticut, an overview of coyote habitat, diet, behavior, and reproduction.  It also provides practical recommendations for optimum coexistence with our coyote population.  Coyote artifacts are shared with the audience. 

Paul Colburn is a graduate of the Master Wildlife Conservationist Program (MWCP) and a certified Master Wildlife Conservationist (MWC).  MWCP is a CT Department of Energy & Environmental Protection  adult education program that trains volunteers in the fields of wildlife management, natural history and interpretation.  He is a graduate of