Category Archives: neighborhood happenings

At the Waban Library Center: Hank Phillippi Ryan Author Talk December 17th at 7:30 pm

Our “sister” community library, the Waban Library Center, will have an author talk event on Wednesday, December 17th.
Come hear Hank Phillippi

Ryan, the on-air investigative reporter for Boston’s NBS affiliate and Newton resident, speak aboutTruth Be Told, part of the Jane Ryland series. The book is a Library Journal BEST BOOK OF 2014,Library Journal Editor’s Pick and RT Book Reviews Top Pick, with starred reviews from Booklist and from Library Journal, which raves, “Drop everything and binge read!”

A $10 suggested donation helps the Waban Library Center stay open.  The Waban Library Center is loca

Community News: Proposed Rowe Street Development

Community News

The proposed Rowe Street Development will go before the Zoning Board of Appeals on Thursday, December 4, at 7:00 p.m. in the Aldermanic Chambers. The current iteration calls for 150 rental units in a four story building with commercial space on the first floor. For more information go to:

Auburndale Commuter Parking Update

The following is from Sgt. Babcock of the Newton Police Department:

Signs have been installed to implement the new Auburndale Commuter Parking Plan.  The police will not start enforcing until a 3 week transition period starting on November 5, 2014.  Only meters, HP, will be tagged. Placards will be free for residents for the remainder of 2014. They won’t be ready until November 5, 2014. The 2015 placards/stickers will be available in the middle of December 2014 for sale for $25.00.

For more information about the parking plan that goes into effect on November 4, 2014:

Newton Reads…The Beginning of Everything

The ACL is excited about the citywide Newton Reads program being sponsored by the Newton Free Library in October.  The goal of Newton Reads is to promote good mental health through community connection, shared information, and discussion.  The Newton Free Library has a terrific array of events listed for the program on their Newton Reads webpageand we encourage you to attend any that you can!

Children’s Book Sale Friends of the Newton Free Library

A special sale of gently-used and previously-adored children’s books will occur in Druker Auditorium at the Newton Free Library on Saturday, October 25 from 11:00 am – 1:30 pm.

Mayor’s Summer Reading Challenge Wrap Up: Saturday September 6th at the Newton Free Library

Mark your calendars for the Mayor’s Summer Reading Challenge Wrap Up and celebrate your reading with an ice cream treat plus other fun surprises. Saturday, September 6 from 2 – 4 pm at the Newton Free Library.

The Mayor’s Summer Reading Challenge 

The ACL is pleased to participate at a partner in Mayor Warren’s Summer Reading Challenge.  Summer reading helps kids and teens maintain their reading skills and return to school in September ready to learn.  And, it’s fun!  This summer, Mayor Warren is partnering with local organizations and businesses to get all Newton students reading – from preschoolers through high school.  Together, Newton can make the Mayor’s Summer Reading Challenge a real success.

Keep track of the time you spend reading this summer and celebrate it with exciting rewards and events by clicking here for more information:

There will be a Summer Reading Challenge wrap-up event on Saturday September 6th at the Newton Free Library…stay tuned for details!