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Knitting Club Saturday July 11th 10:30 – 11:45 am

Join our knitters on the second and fourth Saturdays 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 enjoys knitting or would like to learn how to knit is welcome to come.  All ages and skill levels are welcome.

Upcoming Knitting Dates: 7/11, 7/25, 8/8


5th Grade Book Owls Book Group Thursdays, biweekly– begins THURSDAY July 9th – 6-7 pm

Book Owls is a book group this summer for children going into fifth grade. It will take place on Thursdays from 6-7 pm, biweekly. Any changes in time will be noted at book group meeting sessions.  Siblings welcome to tag along.


Our first book is Hoot by Carl Hiaasen.

Please R.S.V.P and in your R.S.V.P, please include-

Child’s name, age, gender, and any allergies he or she may have.

R.S.V.P at

SATURDAY: The ACL Book Club A Confederacy of Dunces on Saturday July 11th at noon

Our next ACL Book Club selection is A Confederacy of Dunces, by John Kennedy Toole. We will meet on Saturday, July 11th at noon.  Loyal ACL volunteer Chris Weinmann, who has taught college courses on humor in American literature, will lead our discussion.  You’re not going to want to miss this session, folks!
About the book…from Wikipedia:
A Confederacy of Dunces is a picaresque novel by American novelist John Kennedy Toole which appeared in 1980, eleven years after Toole’s suicide. Published through the efforts of writer Walker Percy (who also contributed a foreword) and Toole’s mother, the book became first a cult classic, then a mainstream success; it earned Toole a posthumous Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1981, and is now considered a canonical work of modern literature of the Southern United States.

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

Books are available at the Auburndale Library–we plan to meet every 6 weeks or so.  We’ll choose the next book when we meet in July; 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:

Craft Night! Altoid Mint Mini Dioramas Wednesday, July 8th at 7:00 pm

 A beloved annual ACL tradition…our summer craft night is tonight at 7:00 pm!  The ACL has inherited a bumper crop of mint tins–let’s craft these babies up.  Tweens, teens, and adults are invited to join us for a casual evening of mini creativity.  Tweens just need to be accompanied by their adults.

We’ll supply the tins and an assortment of goodies and findings for making our tiny masterpieces.  Please just BYOS: bring your own scissors.  You are of course welcome to bring any other crafty items for your own use.  We invite you to surf around online to get some ideas ahead of time:

​Check it out…a mini ACL diorama! What will you mak

Leaf Blower Meeting at City Hall 6/10

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.

Riverside Meeting 6/25: Save the Date!

Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 7:00 pm at the Auburndale Community Library

The City, and developers of the Riverside MBTA Station site are prepared to hold a community meeting to discuss the proposed roadway modifications that are subject to approval by MassDOT and FHWA. Traffic engineers have completed their 25% design work.

Bill Renke
Chair, Riverside Station Neighborhood Coalition

Thanks To Our ACL Garden Club Volunteers Also

Our ACL Garden Club has been working diligently in our garden–and finally mother nature is reciprocating with some rain to help the flowers grow.  We wish to thank the following volunteers for their efforts in the garden over the past weeks:

Chuck Smith, Trish Smith, Jim Noon, Maria Bouche, Alla Webster, Johanne Campbell, Linda Winslow, Penny Caponigro, Freda Piecuch, Melissa Gallagher, and Liz Noon

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!