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Saturday January 7 – Library Closing at Noon

The library follows the lead of the City of Newton/Newton Public Schools with closings during inclement weather.

Stay warm and safe everyone-and read a book!

Minecraft Meet-Up Returns! Saturday, November 12th from 11 am – 12:30 pm

Are you a serious Minecraft fan? Come to the ACL to meet other players, discuss your favorite mods and tricks, and play together on a private server.

To play on the server you will need to bring your own laptop and have a Minecraft account. Those without computers are still welcome to hang out, check out the ACL’s new Minecraft books, and play pocket edition on their mobile device.

Drop In Kiddie Halloween Crafts: Saturday, October 29th from 10:30 am – noon

An annual favorite–we sync up with the window painting day in Newton to increase the Halloween merriment in Auburndale!  Come by for drop-in crafts, tricks, and treats run by our ACL Teen volunteers!  It’ll be a grand old time.  If you are a teenager (or have a teenager) who would like to help run the crafts at this event, please contact

Knitting Club at the ACL

Join our knitters at the ACL!  Veteran and rookie knitters will be on hand to help folks with projects, troubleshoot, or even teach you how to knit from scratch.  Anyone who enjoys knitting or would like to learn how to knit is welcome to come.  All ages and skill levels are welcome.

Mark your calendars for our upcoming dates: 10/29, 11/5, 11/19

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, Johanne Campbell, Susan Cassidy, Nancy Caulfield, Ellen Chu, Anne Costello, Barb Day, Carol Gladden, Barry Goldstein, Dana Hanson, David Harris, Lenna Kutner, Ceclia Kwartler, Janet Linder, Natalie Lurie, Pam McVey, Nancy Mazur, Marisa Milanese, Deb Moore, Fran Newton, Liz Noon, Robyn Phillips, Nancy Price, Susanne Sax, Junko Shibuya, Lynn Slobodin, Paula Spies, Ed Sugrue, Pam Sway, Alla Webster, Russ Wiggin

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.


Join Us! Regular Weekly Activities at the ACL

Even though we have a steady stream of special activities, don’t forget our two popular ongoing activities held every week at the ACL!  They’re both drop-in–just show up and join in the fun.

Tuesdays: Storytime at 10:30 am Bring the littles for songs, puppets, stories, and a precious themed/seasonal craft…each week!

Saturdays: Magic the Gathering Drop-In play 1 pm – 3 pm Our longest-running ACL activity–elementary school kids, tweens, and teens gather and play games and trade cards.  Teen phenom Jacob loosely oversees the games, but it’s really a great opportunity for kids to do their own thing in an open-to-all social setting.

THANK YOU From the ACL Fund

Last spring, we launched our second ACL Fund campaign and over 130 donors have made contributions over the past few months–you are wonderful!!!  
Did you wish to donate but didn’t get around to it yet?  There is still time.  Donations may be securely made online here or you may mail donations to:

The ACL Fund
375 Auburn Street
Auburndale, MA 02466
We are truly touched by our ACL community’s generosity.  Thank you so very much.