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The ACL Book Club To Kill a Mockingbird on Saturday May 16th 10:30 am – Noon

The ACL Book Club Is Back!  Atticus Finch, Scout, “Boo” Radley, and the Auburndale Community Library invite you to join our lively book clubdiscussion of “To Kill A Mockingbird” by Harper Lee.
Date: Saturday, May 16th
Time:  10:30 am – Noon

The ACL Book Club: Bring your coffee, we’ll supply the donuts!

Books are available at the Auburndale Library–lots of folks have been borrowing the our book club book–we hope to see a crowd.  We plan to meet every 6 weeks or so.  We’ll choose the next book when we meet on the 16th; bring your suggestions.
We look forward to having you join us! Bring your coffee; we’ll supply the donuts!   Any questions, please email Cecelia Kwartler at:

Leaf Blower Meeting at City Hall


The Programs and Services Committee of the Board of Aldermen will be holding a public comment session on the following:
Docket Item #31-15 PROGRAMS & SERVICES COMMITTEE proposing an ordinance to limit the use of leafblowers. [01/26/15 @ 2:20PM]; and 
Docket Item #31-15(2) THE PROGRAMS & SERVICES COMMITTEE requesting to amend Chapter 20-13, Noise Control, relative to time restrictions on the use of yard, garden or grounds maintenance equipment. [03/19/15 @ 12:14PM] 
The session will take place on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 in the Aldermanic Chambers at Newton City Hall beginning at 7:00 p.m.
This will be an opportunity for the Programs and Services Committee and members of the Board of Aldermen to hear from all those interested or concerned with the proposed leaf blower ordinance.  A sign-up sheet for speakers will be available beginning at 6:30 p.m.
If you are not able to attend the meeting or prefer not to speak, please feel free to submit written comments and address them to Karyn Dean, the Programs and Services Committee clerk at  They will be distributed to the Board and become part of the official record as have all past correspondence

2nd Public Workshop: Meeting about Auburndale Traffic Signal Improvements

Date:        May 7, 2015
Time:        6-7pm
Location:  Newton City Hall, 2nd floor, Aldermanic Chamber

The format will be similar to the first public workshop, which was held on 3/12/15. City and WorldTech Engineering (the Consultant team) staff will present the proposed concepts and answer questions.

​For more information please refer to:

Images of April at the ACL

We had a great month at the library.  School vacation week programming included a LegoFest and Earth Day activities.  Newton Open Studios.  Poetry month.  New books graced our shelves…old favorites put out on display.  We’re so glad that the winter is over and it shows!

We’re so glad that the winter is over and it shows!

Save the Date: Rove the Cove Saturday June 20th–Profits to Benefit the ACL

The ACL has always been a big fan of Rove the Cove, and this year we’re even MORE excited about it because the Auburndale Community Association will donate all profits from the event to the ACL.  So, lace up those shoes and start your training regimens.  Details on registration forthcoming, but save the date for sure.

​Save the date for RTC! Saturday, June 20th

Many Thanks to Our April ACL Shift Volunteers

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

Debbie Bowen, Johanne Campbell, Susan Cassidy, Ellen Chu, Barb Day, Susan Goldman, Barry Goldstein, Dana Hanson, Jane Hobbs, Zach Horvitz, Lenna Kutner, Cecelia Kwartler, Janet Linder, Natalie Lurie, Nancy Mazur, Deb Moore, Liz Noon, Robyn Phillips, Nancy Price, Suzanne Sax, Ned Schofield, Junko Shibuya, Lynn Slobodin, Paula Spies, Ed Sugrue, Martha Sweet, Alla Webster, Russ Wiggin, Linda Winslow

Looking for a neighborly community-based volunteer activity this spring?  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.


Helping Our ACL Garden Grow…Newton Serves and Beyond

Thank you to all of our ACL Newton Serves volunteers!

A heartfelt thanks to all of our wonderful Newton Serves 2015 volunteers! We had about 40 ACL garden club members, library volunteers, families with kids, Village Bank employees and even members from Newton South’s freshman girls’ lacrosse team join together at the library this past Sunday to begin to spruce up the grounds.

But our work continues–we are excited for the growing season ahead and we’re looking for helpers.  Whether you are a very seasoned gardener, whether your are just learning, or whether you have a terminally un-green thumb, we have jobs big and small for anyone who is interested!  Please contact our ACL Garden Club Liz Noon if you would like to learn more about our activities.

It truly takes a VILLAGE to make our grounds look beautiful at the ACL!