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At the Waban Library Center: Hank Phillippi Ryan Author Talk December 17th at 7:30 pm

Our “sister” community library, the Waban Library Center, will have an author talk event on Wednesday, December 17th.
Come hear Hank Phillippi

Ryan, the on-air investigative reporter for Boston’s NBS affiliate and Newton resident, speak aboutTruth Be Told, part of the Jane Ryland series. The book is a Library Journal BEST BOOK OF 2014,Library Journal Editor’s Pick and RT Book Reviews Top Pick, with starred reviews from Booklist and from Library Journal, which raves, “Drop everything and binge read!”

A $10 suggested donation helps the Waban Library Center stay open.  The Waban Library Center is loca

Year-End Charitable Giving to the ACL

Each holiday season, we receive queries from our patrons about charitable giving to the ACL—people love to show their ACL love this time of year!  Of course, the answer is a resounding “yes”—we happily accept donations.  We have our 501(c)3 non-profit designation and donations to the ACL are tax deductible to the extent of the law.

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The Auburndale Community Library

If you would like to remember the ACL in your holiday giving, please hand-deliver your donation to our volunteers at the circulation desk or mail it to us:

Year-End Charitable Donations:
Auburndale Community Library

Attn: Johanne Campbell, Treasurer
375 Auburn Street
Auburndale, MA 02466
It is helpful to us if you print out and attach this form to your donation, but we can usually piece information together from your check even without this extra step.  We are funded 100% by donations and it is so important to us to have community-based support from our neighborhood patrons in addition to our wonderful corporate sponsors.  Thank you in advance for your continued generosity and support of the Auburndale Community Library.


Many Thanks to Our November ACL Shift Volunteers

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

AnnaMaria Abernathy, Debbie Bowen, Johanne Campbell, Susan Cassidy, Nancy Caulfield, Cindy Chew, Ellen Chu, Sylvia Cui, Barb Day, Joanne Dixon, Carol Gladden, Diana Fisher Gomberg, Laurie Friedell, Barry Goldstein, Dana Hanson, Rosemary Hinteregger, Jane Hobbs, Marilyn Kriby, Lenna Kutner, Janet Linder,Natalie Lurie, Louise McCarthy, Nancy Mazur, Liz Miller, Deb Moore, Liz Noon, Robyn Phillips, Gaby Povolotsky, Nancy Price, Suzanne Sax, Junko Shibuya, Lynn Slobodin, Paula Spies, Ed Sugrue, Martha Sweet, Alla Webster, Linda Winslow

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

Knit-A-Long Club Saturday December 13th from 10:30 – 11:45 am

Why stop with just the kiddie crafts when we can also have KNITTING on the same day?

Our ACL Knitters…join us and learn how to knit!

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.

Drop-In Kiddie Holiday Party! Saturday, December 13th

An annual ACL tradition!  Join us for crafts and hot chocolate to celebrate the season on Saturday December 13th from 11-12:30.  Teen volunteers Cara, Hannah, and Lily will help little ones with several crafts: snowman mobiles, menorah collages, candy-filled holiday crackers, and clothespin reindeer.

​We’ll also have toasty hot chocolate for our visitors. Celebrate the season at the ACL!

Community News: Proposed Rowe Street Development

Community News

The proposed Rowe Street Development will go before the Zoning Board of Appeals on Thursday, December 4, at 7:00 p.m. in the Aldermanic Chambers. The current iteration calls for 150 rental units in a four story building with commercial space on the first floor. For more information go to:

Newton Food Drive at the ACL

Once again this year, the ACL will be a collection depot for the Newton Food Drive.  There is a vital need for donations in our city–Newton has 4 food pantries serving over 1200 residents monthly.  The following items are currently sought:

  • Bar soap
  • Toothpaste
  • Toilet paper
  • Vegetable oil
  • Canned fruit
  • Canned vegetables
  • Jar pasta sauce
  • Peanut butter & jelly/jam
  • Ground coffee & tea
  • Cake and pie crust mixes
  • Baby food
  • Juice boxes and bottles
  • Diapers: children and adult
We’re collecting items for the Newton Food Drive
The ACL is also seeking volunteers to help transport our donations to City Hall for sorting and distribution at 9:45 am on New Years Eve Day (Wednesday December 31).  Please contact Dana if you’d like to lend a hand and we’ll get you more information (families welcome–this a great opportunity to involve the kids in community service!).