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But WAIT…There’s MORE! The 5-Year Season of Celebration at the ACL

It’s a jam-packed summer at the ACL as we celebrate our 5th year.  Here’s the current roster of events.  Stay tuned to future ACL Updates for more details:

        Wednesday July 9th - ACL Garden Art Creation/Installation (see above for details)

Tuesday July 15th - Musical Story Time with Teen Isadora

Wednesday July 16th - Make-O-Rama Night with Master Synthesist Kevin Osborn

Thursday July 17th - Settlers of Catan community game night

Wednesday July 23rd - “Dancing in the Parks” concert at the ACL

“Dancing in the Parks” at the ACL 7/23

Newton Community Pride and The Village Bank will bring John Burrows and the Copabanana Band to the grounds of the ACL as part of their annual Dancing in the Parks summer concert series.  We’re looking forward to their Caribbean rock with a Latin back beat–bring your chairs, blankets, and dancing shoes!  We imagine that Curious George will make a celebrity guest appearance, as well…

 

George wishes the ACL a Happy Birthday at Rove the Cove

 

 

That’s all for now,

All Ages Event: Create Garden Sculpture From Nature for our ACL Summer Garden Exhibit Wednesday July 9th from 7 – 8:30 pm

We are going to create and adorn our lovely ACL grounds with sculpture made from found items in nature.  Join us for an evening of hands-on fun and art installation in our very own ACL garden!  We will work together to make the objects and place them outdoors for our community to enjoy all summer long.  By participating in this workshop, you can learn how to make art for your own garden.
We will have supplies, but advance registration helps ensure that we bring enough for everyone.  Please contact Liz Noon at liz-noon@comcast.net if you would like to join us, but we’ll also take any last-minute drop-in participants as well.  If you have found items from nature (your yard, the beach, etc.) that you’d like to share, please feel free to bring them along.

Many Thanks To Our June ACL Shift Volunteers

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

Jessica Avery, Debbie Bowen, Nancy Caulfield, Ellen Chu, Michele Davis, Barb Day, Diana Fisher Gomberg, Carol Gladden, Barry Goldstein, Dana Hanson, Rosemary Hinteregger, Jane Hobbs, Suruchi Kaul, Lenna Kutner, Janet Linder, Natalie Lurie, Joanne Lyons, Louise McCarthy, Nancy Mazur, Liz Miller,Deb Moore, Liz Noon, Suzanne Sax, Ned Schofield, Iqbal Shahzad, Junko Shibuya, Lynn Slobodin, Paula Spies, Shamanthaka Subramanian, Ed Sugrue, Martha Sweet, Beth Tierney, Christopher Weinmann,Nicole Welborn, Linda Winslow

It’s easy to become involved–email Dana at danakhanson@gmail.com to find out more.  We train you on the job!

The Mayor’s Summer Reading Challenge 

The ACL is pleased to participate at a partner in Mayor Warren’s Summer Reading Challenge.  Summer reading helps kids and teens maintain their reading skills and return to school in September ready to learn.  And, it’s fun!  This summer, Mayor Warren is partnering with local organizations and businesses to get all Newton students reading – from preschoolers through high school.  Together, Newton can make the Mayor’s Summer Reading Challenge a real success.

Keep track of the time you spend reading this summer and celebrate it with exciting rewards and events by clicking here for more information:

http://guides.newtonfreelibrary.net/MayorsSummerReading2014

There will be a Summer Reading Challenge wrap-up event on Saturday September 6th at the Newton Free Library…stay tuned for details!

Summer Hours

Summer is a favorite season at the ACL.  Please take note of our hours and holiday closures:

Tuesdays
10:00 am – 3:00 pm (Toddler Story Time at 10:15 am)

Thursdays
3:00 pm – 8:00 pm  (Magic the Gathering at 6 pm)

Saturdays
10:00 am – 3 pm (until 1:00 pm in July/Aug) (Magic the Gathering at 11 am) 

Summer Holiday Closures

4th of July: 7/2 – 7/7
Late August: 8/15 – 9/1

Plan ahead and visit us before our closures for your vacation reads!

 

Summer Evening Celebrations

Summer is our high season at the ACL and this year we have a terrific lineup for you in honor of our 5th anniversary.  More details as we draw closer to these events, but be sure to mark your calendars now!
* Saturday June 21st in the MORNING - Birthday celebration at Rove the Cove
Wednesday June 25th - Family Movie Night: The Lego Movie at the ACL!

Lego Movie Night Wed 6/25 at 7:30
Wednesday July 9th - ACL Garden Art Creation/Installation (for kids and adults)

Wednesday July 16th - Make-O-Rama Night with Master Synthesist Kevin Osborn

Thursday July 17th - Settlers of Catan community game night

Wednesday July 23rd - “Dancing in the Parks” concert at the ACL

Newton Community Pride and The Village Bank will bring John Burrows and the Copabanana Band to the grounds of the ACL as part of their annual Dancing in the Parks summer concert series.  We’re looking forward to their Caribbean rock with a Latin back beat–bring your chairs, blankets, and dancing shoes!

Lego Movie Wednesday June 25

Join us on Wednesday evening June 25 for a showing of the Lego Movie!Lego Movie characters

Arrive at 7:15pm to get settled. Bring a beanbag chair or a pillow—and a friend!

More info here.

Thursday, June 12 at 7:00 pm: Turtle Lane Playhouse Community Meeting

The owners of 283 Melrose Street, the former Turtle Lane Playhouse, invite you to attend a community meeting where they will present their plans for the property.  This will be an opportunity to come see the plans, listen to the owners as they describe their vision for the project, make comments and suggestions, and give feedback to the owners.

Date:            Thursday, June 12th

Time:           7:00 PM

Location:    Turtle Lane Playhouse, 283 Melrose Street

Book Event: Vodka Shot, Pickle Chaser Newton Alderman and Author David Kalis Tuesday, June 17th at 7:30 pm 

We are pleased to present Newton Alderman and Author David Kalis at the ACL on Tuesday, June 17th for a book talk about his book, Vodka Shot, Pickle Chaser.

The situation in Russia and Ukraine is dangerous and evolving, but in many ways is a result of the collapse of the Soviet Union. Having lived in the USSR for 3 years during its dissolution, and witnessing first-hand the chaos of the mafia, corruption, and uncertainty, Author David A. Kalis has a unique perspective on the current conflict, and fantastic stories to share of his time in Russia. His memoir is told from the perspective of a recent college graduate, so provides insights for young adults trying to find a direction, while his search for his roots in Ukraine and the unraveling of the Soviet Union will appeal to all adults. Vodka Shot, Pickle Chaser is his coming-of-age memoir in which David finds that the road less traveled can lead to unexpected adventure, and that looking backward sometimes provides the best insight into how to move forward. Kirkus Review is available here.

 

ACL Knit-a-Long Drop-In Sessions…Upcoming Dates

Summertime…time to knit!  Why not?

Our knitting crew shows no signs of stopping for the summer!  Knitting guru Judy Castaldi will be on hand to help knitters with projects, troubleshoot, or even teach you how to knit from scratch!  Anyone who enjoys knitting or would like to learn how to knit is welcome to come.  All ages and skill levels are welcome.

Upcoming Knitting Dates: June 14June 28July 12July 26thAugust 9th