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Many Thanks To Our May ACL Shift Volunteers

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

Debbie Bowen, Nancy Caulfield, Susan Cassidy, Ellen Chu, Michele Davis, Barb Day, Diana Fisher Gomberg, Carol Gladden, Barry Goldstein, Dana Hanson, Rosemary Hinteregger, Jane Hobbs, Marilyn Kirby, Lenna Kutner, Janet Linder, Natalie Lurie, Louise McCarthy, Nancy Mazur, Deb Moore, Liz Noon,Robyn Phillips, Nancy Price, Hussein Saouli, Suzanne Sax, Ned Schofield, Iqbal Shahzad, Junko Shibuya,Lynn Slobodin, Paula Spies, Ed Sugrue, Martha Sweet, Christopher Weinmann, Nicole Welborn, Linda Winslow

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ACL turns 5 this week!

We’re tickled pink that our library has been going strong for five years now! And we’re awfully proud of our volunteers and our community. Without all you folks, we wouldn’t have had such a great library and had so much FUN these past few years.

In honor of the library’s birthday, we’ve put together In Celebration of our First Five Years. There are two ways to view this document:

Save The Date: Auburndale Community Association’s ROVE THE COVE

Save the Date!  This year’s Rove The Cove race will be held on Saturday, June 21st.  The Auburndale Community Association is a non-profit organization founded to promote Auburndale village in the city of Newton, MA.  The ACA is pleased to announce the 8th annual Rove the Cove 5k road/trail race. The race starts and finishes in the picnic area of The Cove. Plenty of parking, bathroom facilities, t-shirts, water stations, and prizes raffled at the end. The course runs on wooded trails and winds through neighborhood streets.  All fitness levels welcome! You can walk or run. Push the kids in a baby jogger. All finishers 12 and under receive official finishers medal.  We raffle off scores of gift certificates donated by local businesses. Support our local businesses!!

Book Event: Vodka Shot, Pickle Chaser Newton Alderman and Author David Kalis: Tuesday, June 17th at 7:30 pm 

We are pleased to present Newton Alderman and Author David Kalis at the ACL on Tuesday, June 17th for a book talk about his book, Vodka Shot, Pickle Chaser.


The situation in Russia and Ukraine is dangerous and evolving, but in many ways is a result of the collapse of the Soviet Union. Having lived in the USSR for 3 years during its dissolution, and witnessing first-hand the chaos of the mafia, corruption, and uncertainty, Author David A. Kalis has a unique perspective on the current conflict, and fantastic stories to share of his time in Russia. His memoir is told from the perspective of a recent college graduate, so provides insights for young adults trying to find a direction, while his search for his roots in Ukraine and the unraveling of the Soviet Union will appeal to all adults. Vodka Shot, Pickle Chaser is his coming-of-age memoir in which David finds that the road less traveled can lead to unexpected adventure, and that looking backward sometimes provides the best insight into how to move forward. Kirkus Review is available here.

 

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!

AnnaMaria Abernathy, Debbie Bowen, Nancy Caulfield, Ellen Chu Tracy Colligan, Michele Davis, Barb Day,Joanne Dixon, Diana Fisher Gomberg, Carol Gladden, Barry Goldstein, Dana Hanson, Rosemary Hinteregger, Jane HobbsMarilyn Kirby, Lenna Kutner, Celia Kwartler, Janet Linder, Natalie Lurie, Nancy Mazur, Carie MichaelLiz Miller, Deb Moore, Liz Noon, Nancy Price, Hussein Saouli, Suzanne Sax, Ned Schofield, Iqbal Shahzad, Junko Shibuya, Lynn Slobodin, Paula Spies, Ed Sugrue, Martha Sweet,  Linda Winslow

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Want to be a part of the ultimate community Do-It-Yourself project ever to hit 02466?  We’d love to bolster our Auburndale Community Library volunteer ranks this spring.  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.

Thanks to our Newton Serves ACL Garden Volunteers!

The “inaugural” meeting of the ACL garden club was on Saturday, April 27th for Newton Serves.  Our indefatigable and garden visionary Liz Noon once again led a mighty crew in beautifying the grounds:

Chuck Smith, Ned Schofield, Jim Noon, Maria Bueche, Melissa Gallager, Trish Smith, Isaac Feinhaus, Louise McCarthy, Cameron Gaisford, Ian Gaisford, Holly Yee, Lillian Te, Isa Synnott, Izabella Synnott, Mary Levine, Lisa Levine, Geena Levine, Mark Jurilla, JoAnn Masiello, Lisa Suman, Hailey Bowie, Frankie Wu, Joy Wu, Jack Loughran, Freda Piecuch, Robert Lee, Jianghui Chao, Ryan Chao, Zhiqun Zhang, Sue Ryan, Iqbal Shahzad, Christina Occhipinti, Alla Webster, Reshma Kulkarni, Mariam Skinner, Peg Mulcahy, Patricia Bottomley, Dana Hanson, Paula Spies, Barbara Andersson, Thomas Lee, Linda Winslow, Pat Rand, Liz Noon

Apologies if we missed any names…there were so many wonderful and diligent helpers…it was hard to track down everyone’s contact information!

Several of our ACL Newton Serves volunteers on Sunday, April 27th​ ~ Join us again this Saturday, May 24th from 10 – 1 to help with spring gardening!

Save The Date: Auburndale Community Association’s ROVE THE COVE

Save the Date!  This year’s Rove The Cove race will be held on Saturday, June 21st.  The Auburndale Community Association is a non-profit organization founded to promote Auburndale village in the city of Newton, MA.  The ACA is pleased to announce the 8th annual Rove the Cove 5k road/trail race. The race starts and finishes in the picnic area of The Cove. Plenty of parking, bathroom facilities, t-shirts, water stations, and prizes raffled at the end. The course runs on wooded trails and winds through neighborhood streets.  All fitness levels welcome! You can walk or run. Push the kids in a baby jogger. All finishers 12 and under receive official finishers medal.  We raffle off scores of gift certificates donated by local businesses. Support our local businesses!!

Introducing…The ACL Garden Club!

We are thrilled to announce the formation of The ACL Garden Club, an inter-generational gardening club at the library.  Together we will help our garden grow!
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Kids! Adults! All are welcome to drop-in to help at The ACL Garden Club!

For more information, please contact Liz Noon at liznoon@comcast.net

Save the Date: Newton Democratic City Committee “Conversation with the Candidate” Series

The NDCC in conjunction with Alderman Jay Harney is proud to announce a Conversation with the Candidate series of events designed to give Newton residents a more personal, closer look at the Democrats running for office this year.  This series will be held at the Auburndale Community Library.

  • TONIGHT Thursday, April 10, 8:00 to 9:00 pm at the ACL: Mike Lake (8 pm) candidate for Lt. Governor
  • Thursday, April 24, 7:30 pm at the ACL: Meet Steve Kerrigan, (7:30 pm) candidate for Lt. Governor and Maura Healey (8:15 pm) candidate for Attorney General
  • Tuesday, May 6, 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the ACL: meet Tom Conroy (7 pm) candidate for Treasurer and Marian Ryan (8 pm) candidate for District Attorney
  • Thursday, May 22, 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the ACL: Meet Leland Cheung (7 pm), candidate for Lt. Governor and Michael Sullivan (8 pm) candidate for Middlesex County District Attorney.

All are welcome to attend! These events are free and open to the public. Bring friends, family, whoever you like!

 

Questions? Contact newtondems@gmail.com or (617) 997-257

Our Newest ACL Volunteer: Read to Oliver the Dog! 

Oliver the Golden Retriever will be at the Auburndale Community Library on various occasions to listen to young readers. Children can have 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.

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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 activities@auburndalelibrary.org

Special thanks to the Pets & People Foundation for bringing Oliver and his humans to the ACL as a Certified Pet Therapy Team.  http://www.petsandpeoplefoundation.org/