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Library closing news

In step with the Newton Public Schools and the Newton Free Library, the Auburndale Community Library will be closed to patrons after 8pm on Thursday, March 12. As this is a fluid situation, please look to this website and our Facebook page for updates as to when we will re-open.

If you have materials you’d like to return while we’re closed, please use our book slot at the side entrance on Auburn Street.

The Newton Free Library has a list of suggestions what to do when they’re closed.

Thanking our December Volunteers!

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

Charlotte Anderson, Debbie Bowen, Margaret Braccio, Maria Bueche, Jill Butler, Caroline Cai, Johanne Campbell, Susan Cassidy, Ellen Chu, Zachary Cook, Anne Costello, Barb Day, Carol Gladden, Laurie Friedell, Barry Goldstein, Dana Hanson, David Harris, Joan Klaski, Lenna Kutner, Celia Kwartler, Janet Linder, Natalie Lurie, Pat McCaffrey, Nancy Mazur, Fran Newton, Liz Noon, Robyn Phillips, Luna Tang, Lynn Slobodin, Ed Sugrue, Iza Synnott, Dena Wald, Alla Webster, Linda Winslow

Looking for a neighborly community-based volunteer activity? We’re always looking 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 danakhanson@gmail.com for the link for volunteer signups and we’ll train you on the job–it’s an easy peasy gig.

Speed Cubing at the ACL: Sat, Jan 25th from 11am to 12:45pm

Have you ever wanted to learn how to solve a Rubik’s cube?  Or maybe you can solve it, but want to meet like-minded folks that are into speed cubing?  Join 9th grader Tim Kwartler and his Mom, Cecelia Kwartler, as they teach and inspire all ages of cubers on Saturday, January 25th from 11 am to 12:45 pm at the ACL.  Kids and adults welcome

 

History of Auburndale: All Roads Lead to the Totem Pole at the ACL Weds, Jan 15th 8pm

You’re invited to a presentation on the history of Auburndale, including Norumbega Park and the Totem Ball Ballroom, both of which were widely used entertainment venues in the 1930s.  The presentation, which was prepared by Caroline and Larry Schwirian, was initially put together for Historic Newton and covers Auburndale history from the founding in 1678 through the closing of the Totem Pole Ballroom in 1964.  Refreshments will be provided.
Larry and Caroline Schwirian are architects with a combined 85+ years of experience, including research for the creation of the Auburndale Historic District.
RSVP:  Appreciated but not required, please reply to AuburndaleNeighborhoodAssn@gmail.com

ACL Annual Meeting: Wednesday January 22 at 7:30pm

Our ACL Annual Meeting will be on Wednesday, January 22 at 7:30 pm–please join us!  (Snow date Wed Jan 29).  We will review circulation statistics, programming, our budget, and general ACL operations.  We will also vote on our 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.

Speaking of our statistics, ACL co-president Ellen Chu created a wonderful infographic (on the right) about our past year at the library. Check it out!

We wouldn’t be able to do any of this without the wonderful commitment of all of YOU.  Thank you so much for all your efforts in 2019 and for helping us get 2020 off to a great start!

Year-End Donations To Support the ACL: Read, Share, Grow…In The Heart of Our Community

Each holiday season, we receive queries from our patrons about charitable giving to the ACL—people love to show their ACL love this time of year!  Of course, the answer is a resounding “yes”—we happily accept donations.  We have our 501(c)3 non-profit designation and donations to the ACLare tax deductible to the extent of the law.

If you would like to remember the ACL in your holiday giving, donations may be securely made online here or you may mail donations to:

The ACL Fund
375 Auburn Street
Auburndale, MA 02466

We are so grateful for your support!  Thank you!!

Thanking Our November Volunteers

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

Our volunteers are always getting new books on the shelves for you!

AnnaMaria Abernathy, Charlotte Anderson, Debbie Bowen, Maria Bueche, Jill Butler, Caroline Cai, Johanne Campbell, Bethisda Cardona, Susan Cassidy, Ellen Chu, Anne Costello, Barb Day, Erika Drezner, Carol Gladden, Diana Fisher Gomberg, Laurie Friedell, Barry Goldstein, Dana Hanson, David Harris, Durlov Khan, Joan Klaski, Jody Klein, Lenna Kutner, Celia Kwartler, Janet Linder, Natalie Lurie, Pat McCaffrey, Nancy Mazur, Deb Moore, Fran Newton, Liz Noon, Robyn Phillips, Luna Tang, Junko Shibuya, Lynn Slobodin, Ed Sugrue, Iza Synnott, Anu Taliyan, Dena Wald, Alla Webster, Linda Winslow

Looking for a neighborly community-based volunteer activity?  We’re always looking 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 danakhanson@gmail.com for the link for volunteer signups and we’ll train you on the job–it’s an easy peasy gig.