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Newton Reads…The Beginning of Everything

The ACL is excited about the citywide Newton Reads program being sponsored by the Newton Free Library in October.  The goal of Newton Reads is to promote good mental health through community connection, shared information, and discussion.  The Newton Free Library has a terrific array of events listed for the program on their Newton Reads webpageand we encourage you to attend any that you can!

It’s BACK: Lego Club!  Tuesdays 1:30 – 2:30 pm

Legos are like a retro version of Minecraft…
The Lego Club was one of our original ACL activities and there has been a renewed interest by one of our patrons and her brood, so it’s ON.  Bring the kids by to play with our enormous pile of Legos while you sit on the periphery and read a book.

​Throwback! A bunch of these kids are teenagers now…

Show up, belly up to the pile, and start building.  Voila!  A free and social Tuesday elementary school early release activity for the masses.  Tell a friend, bring a friend.  We can’t wait to see the new creations.

Children’s Book Sale Friends of the Newton Free Library

A special sale of gently-used and previously-adored children’s books will occur in Druker Auditorium at the Newton Free Library on Saturday, October 25 from 11:00 am – 1:30 pm.

An Evening at the Theater…The Newton Nomadic Theater presents Faith Healer Friday 11/7 & Saturday 11/8

The ACL is a cultural destination!

The Newton Nomadic Theater is a brand new theater company dedicated to producing simply staged, high quality theater in unconventional theater spaces around Newton.  The first production, Faith Healer by Brian Friel, starring Linda Goetz, Billy Meleady and Dave Rich opened for at two nights in Carriage House Violins in Newton Upper Falls, moved for two more nights at Gregorian Rugs in Newton Lower Falls, and then on to the First Baptist Church in Newton Centre.

The houses have been full, the audiences enthusiastic and the reviews outstanding so we are extending the run of Faith Healerfor three more performances - Friday November 7, Saturday November 8 at the Auburndale Community Library and then on to Brendan Behan Pub in Jamaica Plain for Sun Nov 9.

Come see one of these final performances to see what everyone has been talking about.

Woof…Read to Oliver the Dog Tuesday, October 28th from 2:30 – 3:30 pm

Oliver the Golden Retriever will be at the ACL on Tuesday, October 28th from 2:30 – 3:30 pm.  Children can have 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.

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 humans to the ACL as a Certified Pet Therapy Team.

The Deep End: A Group Conversation About End-Of-Life Decision-Making for Ourselves & Our Loved Ones

Sunday, October 26th 4:30 – 5:30 pm 

Talking about end-of-life issues can be challenging. What are your hopes and fears about care as you, your family members, or your loved ones approach the end of life? How would your family cope with a serious illness? Where can you find information to help you and your loved ones make preparations? Dive into these questions and more at “The Deep End,” a group conversation about end-of-life decision-making for ourselves and those close to us. This drop-in group is facilitated by a licensed social worker from Good Shepherd Community Care.
Bring your own  questions—there’s a lot to talk about.

Family Photo Fundraiser at the ACL

In time for your holiday card…. Family Photo Fundraiser featuring Tracy Rodriguez Photography and benefiting local charity, Fertility Within Reach!

Sunday, Oct. 19th, at the Auburndale Community Library.
30 minute photo shoot at half the price to you, while raising tax-deductible donations for Fertility Within Reach (FWR).
High resolution photos, you have full printing rights.

Schedule your session between noon – 5pm with Davina Fankhauser,

FWR is a Newton based not-for-profit helping those in need access care to build their family. To learn more, please and