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From the Book Corner

‘Tis the season…
grab those pumpkin books!

Calling ALL Needlefolk…”Newton Needlers”: Saturday, October 21st 10:30 – noon

Newton Needlers is open to all knitters, crocheters, cross stitchers, quilters, needle pointers and fabric or conversation aficionados.  (You’ll recognize lots of familiar ACLfaces from our group formerly known as ACL Drop-In Knitters.)
Newton Needlers (formerly Drop-In Knitting at the ACL)
1st, 3rd and (occasionally) 5th Saturdays of every month
10:30-12:00 pm

Many Thanks to Our September ACL Volunteers

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

Debbie Bowen, Jill Butler, Johanne Campbell, Nancy Caulfield, Susan Cassidy, Conor Choka, Ellen Chu, Anne Costello, Barb Day, Diana Fisher Gomberg, Carol Gladden,Barry Goldstein, Lois Hamilton, Dana Hanson, David Harris, Rosemary Hinteregger, Jody & Emma Klein, Donna Kovell, Lenna Kutner, Cecilia Kwartler, Heidi Levitt, Janet Linder, Natalie Lurie, Pam McVey, Adam Manson, Nancy Mazur, Fran Newton, Liz Noon, Robyn Phillips, Nancy Price, Lynn Slobodin, Paula Spies, Ed Sugrue, Pam Sway,Martha Sweet, Alla Webster, Linda Winslow

Looking for a neighborly community-based volunteer activity this fall?  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.


Ward 4 Candidate Forum: Co-Sponsored by the ACL & Ward 4 Democratic Committee Tuesday, October 24 at 7:00 pm DeWitt Hall, Lasell College

Who are the candidates running for Ward Councilor in Ward 4? What are their backgrounds? Where do they stand on issues most important to you? What sets the candidates apart? What questions do you want the candidates to answer?

Meet Chris Markiewicz and Allison Sharma at the upcoming Ward 4 Councilor Forum on October 24th at Lasell College. The evening begins at 7 pm with socializing and light refreshments, and the forum starts promptly at 7:15. Lasell’s Assistant Professor of Political Science, Paul DeBole, J.D., will moderate the event. Seating is limited, so we recommend registering through the event’s Facebook page. Also, make sure to submit questions that you would like the candidates to address at the forum. Candidate questions can be posted to the event’s Facebook page or sent to

This forum is being sponsored by the ACL and the Ward 4 Democratic Committee. ​We are particularly grateful to Lasell College for generously offering to host, cater, and provide a moderator for the forum, as well as carry out many other behind the scenes support activities.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Chinese Storytime at the ACL Sunday, October 15 & 22 at 9:30 am

Chinese Storytime is organized by a group of moms who are native Chinese speakers and live in Newton and the surrounding towns.  The goal is to promote children’s interests in reading and speaking Chinese, and most of all, to have some fun!  

Stories, rhymes and songs are suitable for children ages 2-5.  The storytime usually lasts 60 minutes including story time and a kids craft session.

Chinese Story Time

Sunday mornings at 9:30 am

Upcoming dates: Oct 15, Oct 22

Questions about the story time? Contact Jenny at


Project Update Meeting: Crescent Street Housing & Reverend Ford Playground Expansion Project

Community News 

Tuesday, Sept 26th 6:30 – 8:30 pm at the ACL

At this meeting, the design team will update the community on the project design on the park and housing. There will be schematic design concepts for public viewing and comment. The Project Team will consider all feedback to move forward on a single path for the Site Plan Approval Process.

Visit the project webpage:

Questions? Comments?

From the Book Corner

Our September best-sellers have been catalogued, covered, and are waiting for you!
Do you spy any titles you want to read? PHONE US and ask to put a book on hold!