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Many Thanks to Our January ACL Volunteers

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

AnnaMaria Abernathy, Itisha Bhatnagar, Debbie Bowen, Jill Butler, Johanne Campbell, Susan Cassidy, Nancy Caulfield, Meghan Cericola, Ellen Chu, Anne Costello, Barb Day, Diana Fisher Gomberg, Carol Gladden, Barry Goldstein, Dana Hanson, David Harris, Lenna Kutner, Cecelia Kwartler, Heidi Levitt, Janet Linder, Carol Lubkowski, Natalie Lurie, Pam McVey, Adam Manson,Nancy Mazur, Marisa Milanese, Liz Miller, Deb Moore, Fran Newton, Liz Noon, Robyn Phillips, Junko Shibuya, Lynn Slobodin, Paula Spies, Ed Sugrue, Pam Sway, Alla Webster, Christopher Weinmann, Linda Winslow

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

Community Announcement: MBTA COMMUNITY MEETING:

Auburndale Commuter Rail Station Accessibility Project

Wednesday, February 15th at 6:00 pm in the Village Bank Lobby


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

6:00 PM



The Village Bank

307 Auburn Street

Auburndale, MA



MBTA project team and its Architect will provide a slide presentation and answer questions about the 100% design of the Auburndale Commuter Rail Station Accessibility Project along the Framingham/Worcester Commuter Rail Line.


If you have a disability and need an accommodation to fully participate in the meeting, American Sign Language interpreters, assistive listening devices, and /or handouts in alternate formats,  please submit your request to Trish Foley at 857-368-8907 or email at least 7 days prior to the meeting.


In case of inclement weather, meeting cancellation announcements will be posted at and a rescheduled meeting date will be March 8th

Annual Meeting ~ Tuesday, March 7 at 7:30 pm

Please join us for annual ACL meeting on Tuesday, March 7!  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.

Who is presently on the board or an officer of the ACL, you ask?  These are the folks who, in addition to staffing regular volunteer shifts, help with the finances, programming, circulation, holdings acquisition, and policies of the ACL: Johanne Campbell (treasurer), Ellen Chu, Barb Day, Dana Hanson (president), Lenna Kutner, Janet Linder, Liz Miller (assistant treasurer), Lynn Slobodin, Martha Sweet, Christopher Weinmann, and Linda Winslow (secretary).  We look forward to voting in two new board members, Liz Noon and Robyn Phillips, at our upcoming meeting as well–welcome Liz & Robyn!

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We invite anyone who loves the ACL to join us!


Pizza & Game Night Saturday, March 4th at 6:00 pm

Have the cold and dark nights of Winter got you down? Experiencing cabin fever? We have the antidote! Come play board games and eat pizza with your friends and neighbors at the ACL!

Pizza will be served (it’s free but please RSVP below so we’ll know how much to order).

Board games from the ACL’s collection will be available, but please bring in a favorite game or two to share if you wish. All ages are welcome.

While you are playing games and eating, there will be a small presentation on the possibility of creating a TOY LIBRARY at the ACL. Toy libraries are a great way for kids to enjoy toys new to them while reducing waste and cost. They also are a great way to meet other families with young children.

For questions about Game Night and pizza RSVP, please contact

For more info/questions/comments about the Toy Library, please contact

Minecraft Meet-Up! Saturday, February 11th 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.

Saturday, February 4 10:30 – noon Calling ALL Needlefolk…”Newton Needlers”

Newton Needlers is open to all knitters, crocheters, cross stitchers, quilters, needle pointers and fabric or conversation aficionados.  (You’ll recognize lots of familiar ACL faces 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

Anyone who enjoys any fiber art or would like to learn one is welcome to come.  All ages and skill levels are welcome.

Opening the yarngates to ALL fiber arts at the ACL!

Mark your calendars for our upcoming dates: 2/4, 2/18

Help Us Bring FREE Yoga Programming to the ACL

Benefit Class in Waltham on February 11th from 1-2 pm

The ACL’s own Johanne Campbell is looking to bring free yoga to the library!  Yoga in the lovely setting of the ACL for free…could it be any better?  Let’s make this happen!  The first step is to gather some supplies (mats, blocks, etc.) for classes.  Johanne’s plan is to hold a benefit class at a local studio to get us started.

Yoga Class to Benefit Free Yoga at the ACL
Saturday, February 11th from 1 – 2 pm
At Chakra Power Yoga at 750 Main Street in Waltham
Please bring gently used yoga mats or blocks or a cash donation ($20 suggested, any amount appreciated)

Join Teacher Trainee Johanne as she leads an all-levels flow to gather supplies for a new free yoga program at the Auburndale Community Library.  The class will be held at Chakra Power Yoga at 750 Main Street in Waltham.  Do Good! Chakra Power Yoga Gives Back! Through monthly benefit classes and designated collection sites for clothing and food drives, CPY is committed to hosting yoga benefit classes and encouraging the studio community to give back through on-site donations.