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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/

 

Buy-One-Get-One-Free for Library Card Holders From Wheelock Family Theatre

Again this year discounted tickets are made available for Wheelock Family Theatre Friday evening performances through the Library Pass Program, sponsored by the Boston Parents’ Paper. With your Massachusetts Library Card (including one from the ACL!) you are offered one free ticket for each ticket you purchase at the regular price.  Reserve in advance and present your library card at the box office on the day of attendance. Call the Box Office at 617-879-2300 to reserve your tickets, and let them know you have a Library Card good for the evening performance BOGO (Buy One Get One).  http://www.wheelockfamilytheatre.org/

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon - April 11th - May 11th 2014
BOGO available on 4/11, 4/18, 5/2, and 5/9

“Starting Young” Parent Workshop Series At the Waban Library Center

The Boston Area Rape Crisis Center, in collaboration with Newton Wellesley Hospital, the Newton Partnership and Vision of Hope, are excited to be able to offer The Starting Young Parent Workshops in Newton.  This series of four workshops have been proven effective in supporting parents in raising healthy and safe children.

This series will be facilitated by BARCC staff with over 15 years of combined experience in facilitating conversations – Melissa Gopnik and Lee Doyle. The workshops will cover topics such as:

  • What are appropriate boundaries between children and adults?  Between younger and older children?
  • How do I  talk to other adults whose behavior might worry me?
  • How do I talk to my children about boundaries?
  • What are developmentally expected sexual behaviors for children of different ages?
  • What should I do if I think a child is being harmed?
  • What can I do in my community to prevent child sexual abuse?

During each workshop, facilitators will lead conversations amongst participants and promote shared learning.

Through funding from the Vision of Hope Fund, BARCC is able to offer free childcare during these workshops.

The workshops will be on Thursday March 6,  March 13, March 20 and March 26 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Waban Public Library.  These workshops are designed to be a series of workshops and so parents are encouraged to attend all four sessions.

To reserve your spot in these workshops, or if you have additional questions,  please e-mail Lee or call 617.649.1259

Valentines and more at the library

Sunnier times, so to speak, at the library this past weekend.  The jam was jumping!  we had adult crafts, kiddie crafts, teen volunteers, knitters, Magic club, and regular patrons.

Many thanks to Sotiria Stavridis for bringing in her crafty wares for the adults and to teen volunteers Becca and Rachel for helping the wee ones with their kiddie Valentines.  We love that there was so much “luv” at the library last weekend!

Library Closed today Thursday February 13

The ACL is your library for all seasons, but we will be closed today Feb 13th due to the storm. Get home safely today and cuddle up with a good book!

Many Thanks To Our January ACL Shift Volunteers

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

AnnaMaria Abernathy, Debbie Bowen, Marni Caputo, Nancy Caulfield, Tracy Colligan, Ellen Chu, Michele Davis, Barb Day,Joanne DixonDiana Fisher GombergMarlene Gibson, Carol Gladden, Barry Goldstein, Dana Hanson, Rosemary Hinteregger, Jane HobbsSuruchi Kaul, Marilyn Kirby, Lenna Kutner, Janet LinderLouise McCarthy, Nancy Mazur, Liz Miller, Deb Moore,Hussein Saouli, Ned Schofield, Lynn Slobodin, Ed Sugrue, Martha Sweet, Beth Tierney, Alla Webster, Christopher Weinmann, Linda Winslow

ACL Annual Meeting ~ snow date! Thursday, February 13 at 7:30 pm

The ACL’s annual meeting is coming up: Thursday, February 13th at 7:30 pm.  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 we’ve got going.

 Who is presently on the board 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 the ACL: Polly Bryson, Johanne Campbell, Susan Cassidy, Ellen Chu, Dana Hanson, Christina Hardway, Lenna Kutner, Janet Linder, Liz Miller, Ned Schofield, and Lynn Slobodin.
We invite anyone who loves the ACL to join us!

ADULT (and Kid) Valentine-Making at the ACL Saturday, February 8th from 10:30 – noon

You’re never too old to make Valentines, people.

Bring assorted crafty goodies of your own, or use ours.  We’ll have two stations set up–one for kids in the Children’s room, and one for “crafters of a certain age” in the YA area.

Knit-A-Long Club Saturday February 8th from 10:30 – 11:45 am

While you’re joining us for Valentines, you can knit something for someone you love…  Our drop-in knitting club meets once a month on the second Saturday of the month, from October through May from 10:30 to 11:45.

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. Remaining Knit-A-Long dates are: Feb 8, March 8, April 12, May 10.

Buy-One-Get-One-Free for Library Card Holders From Wheelock Family Theatre

Again this year discounted tickets are made available for Wheelock Family Theatre Friday evening performances through the Library Pass Program, sponsored by the Boston Parents’ Paper. With your Massachusetts Library Card (including one from the ACL!) you are offered one free ticket for each ticket you purchase at the regular price.  Reserve in advance and present your library card at the box office on the day of attendance. Call the Box Office at 617-879-2300 to reserve your tickets, and let them know you have a Library Card good for the evening performance BOGO (Buy One Get One).  http://www.wheelockfamilytheatre.org/

Hairspray – January 24th – February 23rd 2014
BOGO available on 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, and 2/21Where the Mountain Meets the Moon - April 11th – May 11th 2014
BOGO available on 4/11, 4/18, 5/2, and 5/9