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Library is CLOSED on Tuesday January 27

Stay warm and safe, everyone!

ACL Annual Meeting ~ Tuesday, January 27th at 7:30 pm

The ACL’s annual meeting is coming up: Tuesday, January 27th at 7:30 pm.  We will review circulation statistics, programming, our budget, and general ACL operations.  We will also vote on new board members.  Just a time to bring everyone together once a year to discuss the state of the library and generally swoon about what a great thing we’ve got going.

Who is presently on the board or an officer of the ACL, you ask?  These are the folks who, in addition to staffing regular volunteer shifts, help with the finances, programming, circulation, holdings acquisition, and policies of theACL: Polly Bryson, Johanne Campbell (treasurer), Ellen Chu, Barb Day, Dana Hanson (president), Lenna Kutner, Janet Linder, Liz Miller (assistant treasurer), Ned Schofield, Lynn Slobodin, Christopher Weinmann, Linda Winslow (secretary).

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We invite anyone who loves the ACL to join us!

Woof…Read to Oliver the Dog

Tuesday, February 10th, or Tuesday, February 24th from 2:30 – 3:30 pm

Oliver the Golden Retriever will return to the ACL on Tuesday, February 10th, and again on Tuesday, February 24th from 2:30 – 3:30 pm.  Children can reserve a 10 – 15 minute one on one reading session with Oliver.  Bring the book of your choice, or choose one at the library.  (Oliver enjoys all types of books, not just books about dogs!)  This program is a great way for children to practice reading in a fun, non-judgmental environment where it is OK to make mistakes.  Even kids who are pre-readers can benefit from hanging out with Oliver and doing a conversational ‘show and tell’ session with him.

​Our de facto ‘ACL Mascot’, Oliver the Dog
Space is limited and registration is required.  To add your name to the sign-up list for Oliver’s future visits to the ACL, send an email to Special thanks to the Pets & People Foundation for bringing Oliver and his human, Caroline, to the ACL as a Certified Pet Therapy Team.

Presenting…The Auburndale Library Garden Club Speaker Series

Our First Presentation: “Unified Garden” by Ashley Davidoff ~ Monday, February 9 at 7:30 pm 

The winter months are a wonderful time to learn and plan for the upcoming gardening season.  The Auburndale Community Library Garden Club SPEAKER SERIES will begin at the library (ACL) on February 9, with award winning Newton Gardener Ashley Davidoff. Davidoff, a radiologist, will share his concept of developing a Unified Garden.  Our garden, like our body, functions best as one… “units to unity”.

He will demonstrate, with a photo presentation, how he has achieved this result in his beautiful garden.

Our first speaker in the series: “Unified Garden” By Ashley Davidoff

Personal stories of Life and Gardening

We will look forward to bringing you a series of gardening speakers at the ACL over the upcoming months.  Stay tuned for more details!  Any questions about the series or the Auburndale Library Garden Club may be directed to Liz Noon at

Kids’ Drop-In Valentine’s Craft Party!!! Saturday January 31 from 11:30 – 1 pm

We had a HUGE turnout for our December holiday craft party, and teens Cara, Hannah, and Lily have planned even MORE crafts for Valentine’s Day!  Drop in and join the fun on Saturday, January 31st from 11:30 -1 pm.

​Cara, Hannah, and Lily are ready to craft with your kids!

Here are the projects they have planned:
1) Valentine’s Love Bug Magnet
2) Tissue Paper Flowers
3) Valentine’s Solo Cup Friend
4) Decorate a little bag and fill with Valentine’s candy


Adult/Teen Valentine Papercrafting Class–Saturday, January 24th 10:30 am – noon

(Advance Registration Required)

Learn how to make 3 different treat holders for Valentine’s Day.  These treat favors would be perfect for giving out in the classroom, at the office or to your friends.  Show your kids, coworkers and friends some love this Valentine’s Day.  Valentine’s Day isn’t just about romantic love… it’s about making those around you feel loved.


Make three different adorable Valentine treat holders!

Who: Adults or Teens (ages 14 & up)

When: Saturday, January 24th 10:30 am – noon

Cost: $5 for supplies and candy (payable at registration)

Pre-registration is required by January 22nd

Class size will be limited to 12

No drop-in participation will be available
            Please bring a pair of your favorite paper cutting scissors (we will have a few pairs on hand to share).

Email us to register:


This class will be taught by new Auburndale resident Brenda Quintana who has been teaching and designing papercrafts for nine years and is an avid blogger.  Her work has been published in papercrafting magazines in store and online.  Her designs can be seen at

Many Thanks to Our December ACL Shift Volunteers

These volunteers donated their time and talents at the ACL over the month of December.  Next time you see one of them around town, give them a big ol’ hearty THANKS!

Debbie Bowen, Johanne Campbell, Susan Cassidy, Nancy Caulfield, Cindy Chew, Ellen Chu, Sylvia Cui,Barb Day, Joanne Dixon, Carol Gladden, Diana Fisher Gomberg, Laurie Friedell, Barry Goldstein, Dana Hanson, Jane Hobbs, Lenna Kutner, Cecelia Kwartler, Janet Linder, Natalie Lurie, Nancy Mazur, Liz Miller,Deb Moore, Liz Noon, Robyn PhillipsNancy Price, Ned Schofield, Lynn Slobodin, Paula Spies, Ed Sugrue, Martha Sweet, Beth Tierney, Russ Wiggin, Linda Winslow

Looking for a neighborly community-based volunteer activity this winter?  We’d love to bolster our Auburndale Community Library volunteer ranks.  Here’s how it works: you sign up for a shift when it’s convenient for you (maybe once or twice a month) and you help keep our little library going strong!  Contact for the link for volunteer signups and we’ll train you on the job–it’s an easy peasy gig.