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Knit-A-Long Club Saturday March 28th from 10:30 – 11:45 am

It’s been a perfect winter for knitting!  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 dates:

March 28

April 11

April 25

Many Thanks to Our February ACL Shift Volunteers

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

AnnaMaria Abernathy, Debbie Bowen, Johanne Campbell, Nancy Caulfield, Ellen Chu, Sylvia Cui, Barb Day, Joanne Dixon, Carol Gladden, Barry Goldstein, Dana Hanson, Jane Hobbs, Cecelia Kwartler, Janet Linder, Natalie Lurie, Nancy Mazur, Louise McCarthy, Pam McVey, Liz Miller, Deb Moore, Liz Noon, Robyn Phillips, Ned Schofield, Junko Shibuya, Lynn Slobodin, Paula Spies, Ed Sugrue, Martha Sweet, Christopher Weinmann, Russ Wiggin, Linda Winslow

Feeling a bit of winter cabin fever?  Looking for a neighborly community-based volunteer activity?  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.

Still shoveling! Library closed on Tuesday February 3

The ACL volunteers are busy shoveling out this morning, too. We will be **closed** today Tuesday, February 3. (We follow the Newton Public Schools closure schedule.) We plan to re-open for Thursday!

Newton Nomadic Theater Re-TURNS…”Turn of the Screw” at the ACL on Saturday, Feb 21 and Sunday, Feb 22 

The Newton Nomadic Theater is coming back to Auburndale Community Library with its next production. “Turn of the Screw”, an eerie ghost story based on a Henry James story, will feature two fabulous Boston actors – Marge Dunn and Billy Meleady. The play will open up the road at Gregorian Rugs on Feb 13, 14 and then move to the Auburndale Community Library on Feb 21, 22. For more info and tickets ($20) go toHttp://

Join us at the ACL for a wonderful evening of theater!

ACL Annual Meeting ~ RESCHEDULED for Tuesday, February 10 at 7:30 pm

The snow put a bit of a crimp in our plans to meet on Tuesday, January 27th at 7:30 pm. So we’ve rescheduled for Tuesday February 10 at 7:30pm.

We will review circulation statistics, programming, our budget, and general ACL operations.  We will also vote on new board members.  Just a time to bring everyone together once a year to discuss the state of the library and generally swoon about what a great thing we’ve got going.

Who is presently on the board or an officer of the ACL, you ask?  These are the folks who, in addition to staffing regular volunteer shifts, help with the finances, programming, circulation, holdings acquisition, and policies of theACL: Polly Bryson, Johanne Campbell (treasurer), Ellen Chu, Barb Day, Dana Hanson (president), Lenna Kutner, Janet Linder, Liz Miller (assistant treasurer), Ned Schofield, Lynn Slobodin, Christopher Weinmann, Linda Winslow (secretary).

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We invite anyone who loves the ACL to join us!

Library is CLOSED on Tuesday January 27

Stay warm and safe, everyone!

Woof…Read to Oliver the Dog

Tuesday, February 10th, or Tuesday, February 24th from 2:30 – 3:30 pm

Oliver the Golden Retriever will return to the ACL on Tuesday, February 10th, and again on Tuesday, February 24th from 2:30 – 3:30 pm.  Children can reserve 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.  Even kids who are pre-readers can benefit from hanging out with Oliver and doing a conversational ‘show and tell’ session with him.

​Our de facto ‘ACL Mascot’, Oliver the Dog
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 Special thanks to the Pets & People Foundation for bringing Oliver and his human, Caroline, to the ACL as a Certified Pet Therapy Team.