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Giving Thanks To Our Gardeners

It was a tremendous garden season at the ACL this past year.  From Newton Serves, through spring gardening, to our summer outdoor art installation, to our first ever summer concert, to a gorgeous and vibrant fall season, the ACL garden was at its best due to the efforts of so many people.  Thank you all!

A special final thank you is in order for to our intrepid late-fall gardeners: Liz Noon, Penny Caponigro, Freda Piecuch, Jim Noon, and Alla Webster.  (The very modest and indefatigable Liz Noon was spotted on the ACL grounds today doing the very last of her fall clean up.)
There is talk of a winter gardening discussion series…we’ll keep you posted on details.  If you have ideas or requests for topics, please contact Liz at liznoon@comcast.net.

High School Thoughtprints Coffeehouse at the ACL Saturday, December 6th at 3:00 pm

Calling all local high school students…

Come join Thoughtprints, Newton North High School’s student-run art, literature, and music magazine, for a coffeehouse event on Saturday, December 6th, at 3:00 pm at the ACL.

Thoughtprints seeks to create a welcoming community devoted to art, literature, and music, and to share students’ creative work with the public. There will be readings of poetry, stories, and personal narratives, and student music groups will perform. (If you are interested in performing, please contact thoughtprints1213@gmail.com. You can also sign up to perform on the day of the event, if time allows.) Food and drinks will be served, and issues of Thoughtprints magazine will be available for purchase or pre-order.

Last spring’s Thoughtprints event at the ACL

ACL Holiday Flower Arranging Class Tuesday, December 2 at 7:30 pm

Back by popular demand: flower arranging at the ACL!  Treat yourself to a fun night out learning a new skill, and head home with a beautiful flower arrangement.

Join us at this hands-on workshop to learn how to create an interesting, adaptable, holiday arrangement that’s fun to make.  Our focus will be on Christmas and Hanukah, however we will also demonstrate how to adapt this basic design to other holidays and events (New Year’s Eve, Birthdays, etc.).  You can keep the arrangement for yourself, or give it to a deserving host or hostess.

This class is intended for adults or teens (14 and over)

Supplies fee – $25 payable at registration (scholarships available)
Pre-registration is required!  The class will be capped at 15 participants.
Email us to register – activities@auburndalelibrary.org

We supply the materials (containers, flowers, etc), and the instruction.  You provide the creativity and your hidden talents.  All you need to bring is a scissors or clippers to cut the plant material, and a small trash bag.

The workshop will be taught by long time Newton residents, Joanne Lyons and Susan Lunin.  The instructors have entered arrangements in many flower shows, and they are currently Co-presidents of the Temple Shalom Garden Club in West Newton.  They are both also on the Board of the Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts and they led the effort in Newton to plant the “Marathon Daffodils” along Commonwealth Avenue.

Thanksgiving Week At the ACL–Open Saturday Now!

We will be closed on Thursday, but thanks to volunteer extraordinaire Robyn Phillips and her family, we will now be OPEN on Saturday, November 29th from 10 am to 1 pm (please note limited hours).

We wish you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving!  See you on Saturday…

November Holidays At the ACL

We will be CLOSED for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, on both:

  •  Thursday November 27th
  • Saturday November 29th

Enjoy the time with your friends and families!

Calling All Kids! Tuesday Morning Story Time at the ACL Tuesdays at 10:30

Bring the little ones to the library on Tuesday mornings for a lovely story and craft time with ACL faves Janet and Anne.  We are gaining more fans all the time–some weeks we outgrow our space in the Children’s Room and have to head out to the Main Room!

Songs, crafts, stories, toys…and BOOKS for borrowing!  It’s a grand old time.

​Hard at work on a craft during Story Time this past week…

ACL Holiday Flower Arranging Class Tuesday, December 2 at 7:30 pm

Back by popular demand: flower arranging at the ACL!  Treat yourself to a fun night out learning a new skill, and head home with a beautiful flower arrangement.

Join us at this hands-on workshop to learn how to create an interesting, adaptable, holiday arrangement that’s fun to make.  Our focus will be on Christmas and Hanukah, however we will also demonstrate how to adapt this basic design to other holidays and events (New Year’s Eve, Birthdays, etc.).  You can keep the arrangement for yourself, or give it to a deserving host or hostess.

This class is intended for adults or teens (14 and over)

Supplies fee – $25 payable at registration (scholarships available)
Pre-registration is required!  The class will be capped at 15 participants.
Email us to register – activities@auburndalelibrary.org

We supply the materials (containers, flowers, etc), and the instruction.  You provide the creativity and your hidden talents.  All you need to bring is a scissors or clippers to cut the plant material, and a small trash bag.

 

​The workshop will be taught by long time Newton residents, Joanne Lyons and Susan Lunin.  The instructors have entered arrangements in many flower shows, and they are currently Co-presidents of the Temple Shalom Garden Club in West Newton.  They are both also on the Board of the Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts and they led the effort in Newton to plant the “Marathon Daffodils” along Commonwealth Avenue.