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Monday April 6 at 7:30 PM – Rain Gardens, and Balance in our Garden

Our third speaker, in the Auburndale Community Library Garden Series, Peter Hinrichs, will help us understand how to use storm water in our garden, and also help us to find balance between our designed and natural environment.
As a landscape designer, educator, horticulturist, and builder, Peter helps people to understand the value of well designed landscapes as they relate to the quality of life, home, the environment and community.
Peter currently works as Horticultural Specialist and teacher at the Learning Prep School in West Newton.  The school’s greenhouse sells plants to the community and is now open for your business.
Monday, April 6, 2015
7:30 PM
Auburndale Community Library

Spring: It’ll Be Here Eventually

As we patiently await its arrival, why don’t you check out some spring-themed books at the ACL?  The Passover and Easter children’s books are out on display and we’ve got gardening books aplenty for the grownups.  A great book can take you anywhere!  Even to a place with green grass and blooming flowers…

Calling ACL 4th-6th graders! Cast a VOTE for your favorite book…Massachusetts Children’s Book Awards

If you have been reading books for the Massachusetts Children’s Book Awards (MCBA), now is your time to vote! Send in your pick for the best book from the MCBA list by emailing the title to circulation@auburndalelibrary.org. The winning title will be announced in early April. See the full list of titles here: http://www.salemstate.edu/assets/images/Master_List_MCBA_2015_Final_5_19_2014.pdf

Even if you’re not in the market to vote, the list is a terrific resource for some great reads!
​Did you love a particular book?  Let us know…

ACL Garden Club Speaker Series: Monday, March 23rd at 7:30 pm “Unified Garden” ~ Ashley Davidoff

Getting tired of snow?  Ready to think Spring?

We have the perfect solution: come to the Auburndale Community Library Garden Club Speaker Series on March 23rd, at 7:30 PM.  Ashley Davidoff will reflect on his artistic interests in his garden.

​Ashley’s front walk
Ask questions, learn about gardening in Newton, enjoy refreshments, and greet other gardeners.  Please share this message with friends, and bring someone with you to meet Ashley.

A packed house at our first Garden Club Speaker Series with Charlie Radoslovich on 3/9

ACL Garden Club Speaker Series: Monday, March 9th at 7:30 pm Integrating Edibles in Healthy Soil ~ Charlie Radoslovich

Getting tired of snow?  Ready to think Spring?

We have the perfect solution: come to the first in the Auburndale Community Library Garden Club Speaker Series on March 9th, at 7:30 PM.  Charlie Radoslovich will share with us his model of urban farming based on the SPIN (small plot intensive) growing practices.  As a horticulturalist and teacher, accredited through the Northeast Organic Farmer’s Association (NOFA), Charlie will teach us about healthy soil and integrating edibles in our backyard.  Start with good soil then add vegetables to your flower garden.
Ask questions, learn about gardening in Newton, enjoy refreshments, greet other gardeners.  Please share this message with friends, and bring someone with you to meet Charlie.

 

Giant Snow Cake in Honor of Dr. Seuss’s Birthday Week

Our wonderfully creative volunteer Janet Linder thought that the snow pile in front of the library looked like a giant cake, so we decked it out for Tuesday story time this week in honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday.  While the stuffed friends are now safely back inside to stay warm and dry, the ‘candles’ remain on the cake–swing by and take a look sometime.

Giant snow cake–why not?

Community News

Turtle Lane Playhouse Public Hearing on Tuesday, March 10 at 7:00 pm at City Hall, Second Floor

The public hearing on Turtle Lane will be held on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 7:00 PM, second floor, NEWTON CITY HALL before the LAND USE COMMITTEE of the BOARD OF ALDERMEN and in the case of continued petition #480-14, a proposed change to the City’s zoning map, with the PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT BOARD for the purpose of hearing the following petitions at which time all parties interested in these items shall be heard: #480-14 STEPHEN VONA petition to rezone 283 MELROSE STREET, also known as Section 41, Block 14, Lot 10, from MULTI RESIDENCE 1 to a MIXED USE 4 DISTRICT.

Notice of Traffic Signal Improvements in Auburndale Meeting on Thursday, March 12 at 7:00 pm in City Hall Aldermanic Chambers

The City has initiated a project to implement specific transportation and traffic improvements in the Village of Auburndale. Although the primary goal of this project is to upgrade traffic signals at key intersections, it may be necessary to incorporate specific geometric improvements at intersections and driveways in order to improve overall vehicular and pedestrian safety.

Specific improvements may include traffic signal upgrades at the intersection of Commonwealth Avenue and Lexington Street, Commonwealth Avenue and Melrose Avenue, Lexington Street and Wolcott Street; new traffic signals at the intersection of Lexington Street and Auburndale Avenue; geometric improvements at the intersection of Commonwealth Avenue and Lexington Street, installation of new granite curb, minor stormwater improvements, driveway and sidewalk reconstruction and other miscellaneous items of work.

The City is eager to engage the community and present the project as part of a public workshop scheduled to be held at City Hall in the Aldermanic Chambers on March 12, 2015 beginning at 7:00pm.