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Still shoveling! Library closed on Tuesday February 3

The ACL volunteers are busy shoveling out this morning, too. We will be **closed** today Tuesday, February 3. (We follow the Newton Public Schools closure schedule.) We plan to re-open for Thursday!

Newton Nomadic Theater Re-TURNS…”Turn of the Screw” at the ACL on Saturday, Feb 21 and Sunday, Feb 22 

The Newton Nomadic Theater is coming back to Auburndale Community Library with its next production. “Turn of the Screw”, an eerie ghost story based on a Henry James story, will feature two fabulous Boston actors – Marge Dunn and Billy Meleady. The play will open up the road at Gregorian Rugs on Feb 13, 14 and then move to the Auburndale Community Library on Feb 21, 22. For more info and tickets ($20) go toHttp://

Join us at the ACL for a wonderful evening of theater!

ACL Annual Meeting ~ RESCHEDULED for Tuesday, February 10 at 7:30 pm

The snow put a bit of a crimp in our plans to meet on Tuesday, January 27th at 7:30 pm. So we’ve rescheduled for Tuesday February 10 at 7:30pm.

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!

Library is CLOSED on Tuesday January 27

Stay warm and safe, everyone!

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