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ACL Goes On Summer Hiatus

We’ll be back with regular hours on Tuesday September 8th.

The ACL will re-open on Tuesday, September 8th

Thanks to everyone for a tremendous summer season!


Read NOW, Discuss in September: The ACL Book Club Their Eyes Were Watching God on Saturday September 12th at 11:00 am

Our next ACL Book Club selection is Their Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Neale Hurston. We will meet on Saturday, September 12th at 11:00 am.  Books are available at the library–we plan to meet every 6 weeks or so.  We’ll choose the next book when we meet in September; bring your suggestions.

About the book (from Wikipedia):
Their Eyes Were Watching God is a 1937 novel and the best known work by African-American writer Zora Neale Hurston. The novel narrates main character Janie Crawford’s “ripening from a vibrant, but voiceless, teenage girl into a woman with her finger on the trigger of her own destiny.”[1] Set in central and southern Florida in the early 20th century, the novel was initially poorly received for its rejection of racial uplift literary prescriptions. Today, it has come to be regarded as a seminal work in both African-American literature and women’s literature.[2] TIMEincluded the novel in its 2005 list of the 100 best English-language novels published since 1923.[3]

We look forward to having you join us! Bring your coffee; we’ll supply the donuts!   Any questions, please email Cecelia Kwartler at:

Acoustic Folk Music Concert at the ACL ~ Molly Tuttle & John Mailander ~ Thursday, September 17th at 7:30 pm

The ACL is delighted to host an upcoming “Live At The Library” concert, a Newton Family Singers production.

Molly Tuttle & John Mailander
Thursday, September 17th
Doors open at 7:30pm
$20 Donation requested

Seats are limited.  Please RSVP to to reserve your seat.

​Acoustic folk concert at the ACL on Thursday, Sept 17th

Molly Tuttle is an award winning songwriter and a virtuoso multi-instrumentalist with a distinctive voice. She was awarded the Hazel Dickens Memorial Scholarship award from the Nashville Foundation for Bluegrass Music, Best Female Vocalist and Best Guitar Player by the Northern California Bluegrass Society, music and composition Merit Scholarships to the Berklee College of Music, and 1st place in the prestigious Merlefest Chris Austin Songwriting Competition.

John Mailander played fiddle in Steve Martin & Edie Brickell’s musical, “Bright Star”, for its premiere run in New York, was selected to participate in the Savannah Music Festival’s Acoustic Music Seminar in 2012 and 13 and often appears with renowned artists, such as Tony Trischka, Darol Anger, John Reischman and Laurie Lewis. He recently released his debut solo album, Walking Distance.

Molly & John together released their debut self-titled EP in February 2014. They have performed at Club Passim, Grey Fox and Freshgrass music festivals, and many other venues throughout the country. As of August 12, 2015, each of Molly and John was nominated by the International Bluegrass Music Association for its prestigious Momentum Award of 2015.

Thanking Our ACL Garden Club Volunteers

We have enjoyed a glorious summer gardening at the ACL because of our dedicated garden volunteers.  We are so thankful to these wonderful gardeners who have shared their time and talents with us over the past several weeks:

Liz Noon
Freda Piecuch
Penny Caponigro
Maria Bueche
Sally Pian
Russ Wiggin
Alla Webster
Rebecca Webster
Melissa Gallagher
Linda Winslow
Chuck Smith
Trish Smith

Will you have some time to lend a hand this fall?  ACL garden visionaries Liz and Alla always are looking for more helpers.  Please contact Liz at to learn more about how to roll up your sleeves and join the fun!

That’s a Wrap: THANK YOU For Your Financial Support!

When we embarked in our first ever ACL Fund annual fundraising campaign in May, we were not sure what to expect.  Two months and over 120 donations later, we are thrilled to report that we raised over $10,000 from the community to benefit the library! 

Our donors sent a strong message of support–your financial commitment to the ACL will enable us to keep our programming and collections fresh as we plan for our 7th year of operations.  We are honored to continue to work to bring you the best little community library we can.

We are truly touched by your generosity and we invite you to continue to “read, share, and grow” at the Auburndale Community Library in the upcoming year and beyond.  Please come on in this summer and enjoy some programs, borrow some books, or sit outside and enjoy our lovely garden…all brought to you by 100% volunteer–and DONOR–power!

SAVE THE DATES Wednesday Evening Summer Programming at the ACL…

The ACL is once again planning expanded programming in the summer on many Wednesday evenings.  The pace is easier, the evenings are lovely for a summer stroll to visit us, and we enjoy hosting these special events to see our friends and neighbors.
More details forthcoming, but for now here’s what we’ve got in the works thus far:
Garden Art NightWednesday, July 15th7 pm
Back by popular demand!  See above for details.
Hey Dave Acoustic Evening Wednesday, July 22nd7 pm
Music at the ACL! Hey Dave, a band featuring Aubunrdale guys named Dave and former members of Opositive…an eclectic acoustic ensemble featuring original music and cover songs.
PJ Storytime & Stuffed Animal Sleepover – Wednesday. July 29th7 pm
Wear your PJ’s and bring your favorite stuffed animal.  After the stories are over, your stuffed animal will get to spend the night with the giant Curious George!

Dancing in the Parks Outdoor Concert Wednesday, Aug. 5th6:30 – 8 pm
Jumpin Juba–rock & roll, jazz, calypso, and Latin music.  Bring chairs, blankets and your dancing shoes.  Sponsored by our friends at The Village Bank.

Stay tuned for full details and more events to celebrate the summer season at the ACL.

Last Year’s Dancing In The Parks Concert Sponsored by The Village Bank

Community Art Project: Garden Sculpture From Nature for our ACL Summer Garden Exhibit Wednesday July 15th from 7 – 8:30 pm

Calling ALL AGES…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.

Looking forward to once again adorning our garden with community art

We will have supplies, but advance registration helps ensure that we bring enough for everyone.  Please contact Liz Noonat 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.