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Calling Our ACL Teen Volunteers! Fall Planning Meeting, Saturday September 20th at 11:00 am

Are you a teen who loves books or libraries?  Do you have a youth living at home who would like to become involved in super-local, low-key community service?  We have a mighty crew of teens (and NEAR-teens, “tweens” are swell) who help us plan and run activities at the library.

We’re having an informal planning meeting on Saturday, September 20th at 11:00 am.  Ideas we’re kicking around include:

  • Linking up with the Spilling Ink group to assist with special projects for their blog
  • Freshening the art and book display in the teen area
  • Running a Halloween craft for little ones in late October

Anyone who is interested in learning more is encouraged to attend (we’ll have donuts!!!!) or you may email danakhanson@gmail.com if you cannot join us.  GUYS are welcome, too!  We’d love to add some teen-run guy-friendly activities in addition to our beloved Magic Club.  Perhaps Manga?  Or digital photography? Teens are typically behind anything cool we do at the ACL.  Join our crew.

Teen Display (photo courtesy of the Newton Tab)​

We’re Famous: Read About Us in the Tab!

In honor of our 5th year of operations at the ACL, the Newton Tab ran a profile about the library this past week.  We love sharing our story with folks around town.

Check out the article here: http://newton.wickedlocal.com/article/20140911/NEWS/140918733.

You’ll see some familiar faces!

Knit-A-Long Club Returns, September 13th from 10:30 – 11:45 am

Our beloved Saturday Knit-A-Long Club makes its triumphant seasonal return this week.  The club meets on the second and fourth Saturday of the month…


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 enjoysknitting or would like to learn how to knit is welcome to come.  All ages and skill levels are welcome.  Start planning those winter knitting projects!

Thanking the ACL Garden Club

Our garden looks lovely!  Thank you to all the wonderful volunteers who have been stewards of the grounds this summer.  We’re looking forward to more projects–and possibly some gardening educational events–this fall.  Please contact Liz Noon at liz-noon@comcast.net if you’d like to learn more.

Our most recent ACL Garden Club volunteers: Freda Piecuch, Penny Caponigro, Jim Noon, Melissa Gallagher, Linda Winslow, Margo Young, Alla Webster, Reshma Kulkarni, Riddhe Kulkarni (age 5), Ryan Chao (age 8), Arnall Chao (age 3 1/2), ZiZi Zhang, Liz Noon

​Enjoying our ACL grounds at the Dancing in the Parks summer concert

Many Thanks to Our August ACL Shift Volunteers

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

AnnaMaria Abernathy, Debbie Bowen,  Nancy Caulfield, Ellen Chu, Barb Day, Diana Fisher Gomberg, Barry Goldstein, Dana Hanson, Lenna Kutner, Janet Linder,Natalie Lurie, Deb Moore, Liz Noon, Robyn & Julian (youth volunteer extraordinaire) Phillips, Suzanne Sax, Ned Schofield, Lynn Slobodin, Paula Spies, Ed Sugrue, Linda Winslow

Looking for a neighborly community-based volunteer activity this fall?  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 danakhanson@gmail.com for the link for volunteer signups and we’ll train you on the job–it’s an easy peasy gig.

Mayor’s Summer Reading Challenge Wrap Up: Saturday September 6th at the Newton Free Library

Mark your calendars for the Mayor’s Summer Reading Challenge Wrap Up and celebrate your reading with an ice cream treat plus other fun surprises. Saturday, September 6 from 2 – 4 pm at the Newton Free Library.

Special Fall Kickoff “Wheels on the Bus” Story Time Tuesday, Sept 2 at 10:15 am

It’s story time again at the ACL, starting Tuesday Sept 2nd at 10:30.  Everyone is welcome!  While the big kids are at school, we’ll be reading (and singing) Pete the Cat — The Wheels on the Bus, making our own school buses, singing the ABC song and more, and reading lots of other fun books.  (A reporter from the Newton Tab is planning to join us for the fun, so feel free to wear your best back to school outfits–adults and kids alike!)

Come join us, bring your friends, and make some new ones at the ACL story time!