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Do You Like To Garden?

We’re always looking for an extra set of hands to assist our ACL gardeners Alla and Liz.  The current tasks at hand are removing bulbs and planting flowers.  If you are available to assist, please contact Alla at

Help us keep our front circle garden looking great all season


Let’s Revive the Auburndale Community Association

For many years all of Auburndale was joined as a village by an extremely vibrant neighborhood organization called the Auburndale Community Association (ACA). The ACA used to run a fabulous Village Day. (One of the earlier Village Days in Newton.) The folks that run Rove the Cove are the remaining stewards of the ACA, but we could use an infusion of new energy and ideas to do more!  Some Auburndale people have recently expressed an interest in revitalizing the ACA. A group of residents are thinking of beginning that effort, and anyone interested in playing a small, or a large, roll in this organization should contact Also feel free to send along questions.  If this effort is successful in resurrecting our village organization, the hope is to hold a large community wide meeting at the Village Bank lobby in the fall. 

Donate Today to the 2018 ACL Fund

It’s that time of year at the ACL…our annual ACL Fund campaign.  Your financial support of the ACL enables us to keep our programming and collections strong.  

Many of our neighbors, patrons, and friends have stepped up to be financial stewards of the ACL.  Did you know that the ACL is not only 100% volunteer run, but it’s also funded entirely by donations???

Donations may be securely made online here or you may mail donations to:

The ACL Fund

We are truly touched by our ACL community’s generosity.  Thank you so very much!

New Art at the ACL: Henri Rousseau Mixed Media Jungles

Williams Elementary School first graders looked at the art of Henri Rousseau and created mixed media jungles.  This art will be on display throughout the summer.  Please visit the installation during our regular hours and leave comments for our artists.

Wednesday Evening Summer Programming at the ACL


The ACL is once again planning expanded programming in the summer on many Wednesday evenings.  The pace is easier, the evenings are lovely for a summer stroll to visit us, and we enjoy hosting these special events to see our friends and neighbors.

More details forthcoming, but for now here’s what we’ve got in the works thus far:
Nature Garden Art Night – Wednesday, June 27 – 7 pm
Back by popular demand!  Decorate our garden with a community arts and crafts project!
PJ Storytime & Stuffed Animal Sleepover – Wednesday, July 11th – 7 pm
Wear your PJ’s and bring your favorite stuffed animal.  After the stories are over, your stuffed animal will get to spend the night with the giant Curious George!

Summer Movie Night ’18 Wednesday, July 18th7 pm

It’s like having the SuperLuxe right here in the ‘Dale. Come see the movie critics raved was a “masterful superhero drama”. Black Panther (rated PG-13) will be shown Wednesday July 18 at 7 pm at the ACL, on our big screen. Light nut-free refreshments will be served.

Dancing in the Parks Outdoor Concert – Wednesday, July 25 – 6:30 – 8 pm
The six piece band plays R&B, New Orleans, Swing, Blues, Boogie Woodie, Ska, and Country.  With songs from Stevie Wonder, Santana, Robert Cray, Louis Jordan, Etta James, James Brown, Ray Charles, and more.

Stay tuned for full details and more events to celebrate the summer season at the ACL.


Time to Register! Rove the Cove Saturday June 23rd–Profits to Benefit the ACL!

It’s almost here!  The ACL has always been a big fan of Rove the Cove, and this year the Auburndale Community Association will donate all profits from the event to the ACL.  So, lace up those shoes and start your training regimens.

The Auburndale Community Association is hosting the 11th annual Rove the Cove 5K road/trail race on June 23 . The race starts and finishes in the picnic area of The Cove in Auburndale. Cotton t-shirt to the first 100 registrants. Prizes raffled at the end. All fitness levels welcome! You can walk or run.   Registration through You can also register on race day. Race begins at 9:30. Race day check in/registration at 8:30.

Many Thanks to Our May ACL Volunteers

These volunteers donated their time and talents at the ACL in May.  Next time you see one of them around town, give them a big ol’ hearty THANKS!
Volunteer Fran covering books for circulation


Debbie Bowen, Jill Butler, Caroline Cai, Johanne Campbell, Francisca Carocca, Susan Cassidy, Nancy Caulfield, Ellen Chu, Anne Costello, Barb Day, Diana Fisher Gomberg, Carol Gladden, Barry Goldstein, Dana Hanson, David Harris, Kaelin Jack, Joan Klaski, Lenna Kutner, Cecelia Kwartler, Janet Linder, Natalie Lurie, Nancy Mazur, Deb Moore, Fran Newton, Liz Noon, Robyn Phillips, Nancy Price,Sarah Rahman, Lynn Slobodin, Ed Sugrue, Pam Sway, Beth Tierney, Dena Wald, Joanne Wang, Alla Webster, Russ Wiggin, Linda Winslow 


Looking for a neighborly community-based volunteer activity this summer?  We’d love 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 for the link for volunteer signups and we’ll train you on the job–it’s an easy peasy gig.