Category Archives: neighborhood happenings

Presenting…The Auburndale Library Garden Club Speaker Series

Our First Presentation: “Unified Garden” by Ashley Davidoff ~ Monday, February 9 at 7:30 pm 

The winter months are a wonderful time to learn and plan for the upcoming gardening season.  The Auburndale Community Library Garden Club SPEAKER SERIES will begin at the library (ACL) on February 9, with award winning Newton Gardener Ashley Davidoff. Davidoff, a radiologist, will share his concept of developing a Unified Garden.  Our garden, like our body, functions best as one… “units to unity”.

He will demonstrate, with a photo presentation, how he has achieved this result in his beautiful garden.

Our first speaker in the series: “Unified Garden” By Ashley Davidoff

Personal stories of Life and Gardening

We will look forward to bringing you a series of gardening speakers at the ACL over the upcoming months.  Stay tuned for more details!  Any questions about the series or the Auburndale Library Garden Club may be directed to Liz Noon at

Mayor’s Holiday Food Drive…Thank You For Your Donations

Our ACL patrons gave generously to the Mayor’s Holiday Food Drive.  Thank you so much!  Our volunteer delegation delivered and sorted the goodies at City Hall on New Year’s Eve day.  Many thanks to: Elise Brenner, the Burba family, the McCarthy family, the Mehrotra Family, and Doris Ann Sweet for representing the ACL.

ACL volunteers ringing in the New Year helping with the Food Drive

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.