Author Archives: auburndalecommunitylibrary

From the Book Corner…

Wonderful writers waiting for you in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month.  Come check out our selection!

Community News…Commonwealth Ave Carriageway Enhancement

Learn about a proposed design to enhance the Commonwealth Avenue Carriageway from Lyons Field to the Charles River Bridge by adding more green space, improving pedestrian and bicycle access, and realigning vehicular traffic.  The meeting will take place on Thursday October 17 from 6:00-7:30 PM, at the Newton Marriott. Questions? Contact the City of Newton Director of Transportation Planning Nicole Freedman at

Thanking our September 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!

Stalwart member of our Tuesday morning crew…Natalie L. prepares a book display

AnnaMaria Abernathy, Selma Alden, Charlotte Anderson, Debbie Bowen, Maria Bueche, Jill Butler, Caroline Cai, Johanne Campbell, Susan Cassidy, Ellen Chu, Anne Costello, Barb Day, Carol Gladden, Diana Fisher Gomberg, Laurie Friedell, Barry Goldstein, Dana Hanson, David Harris, Joan Klaski, Lenna Kutner, Celia Kwartler, Heidi Levitt, Janet Linder, Natalie Lurie, Pat McCaffrey, Amanda Mahoney, Nancy Mazur, Carie Michael, Deb Moore, Fran Newton, Liz Noon, Robyn Phillips, Lisa Rothstein, Luna Tang, Junko Shibuya, Lynn Slobodin, Iza Synnott, Anu Taliyan, 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 for the link for volunteer signups and we’ll train you on the job–it’s an easy peasy gig.


Tuesday Afternoon Movies are Back! October 29 at 3 pm: The Secret Life of Pets 2

Tuesday afternoon movies are back at the ACL! Come gather in our cozy space to watch movies on our big screen! Hope to see you there!

Oct 29: The Secret Life of Pets 2
Nov 12: Incredibles 2
Dec 10: Smallfoot

Let’s Re-energize the Auburndale Community Association! Meeting at the ACL on Thursday, October 24th at 8:00 pm

Come to an information session to learn how we can rebuild the Auburndale Community Association. Many years ago, the Auburndale Community Association (ACA) enriched the community by organizing a variety of activities, such as one of the first Newton Village Days. They currently support Rove the Cove, an annual road race.
Several of us are interested in reviving the ACA. Join us to hear about plans to revive this community focused organization! Come to listen, or bring your ideas and suggestions for community events.  For more information, email Susan at

ACL Book Club Wednesday, October 23 at 7:30 pm Beloved by Toni Morrison

 The next ACL BOOK CLUB meeting has been planned. Join us as we discuss “Beloved” by Toni Morrison. EVERYONE IS WELCOME! Wednesday, October 23rd at 7:30 PM.

Speed Cubing at the ACL: Saturday, October 19th* from 11 am to 12:45 pm

* The October 19th date is 99.9% certain, but our teen volunteer who runs it might have a last minute conflict.  Check back closer to gametime…
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, October 19th from 11 am to 12:45 pm at the ACL.  Kids and adults welcome.