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Incredibles 2 movie at the ACL December 11 3pm

Screen Shot 2018-09-23 at 12.15.41 PMWe’ll be showing movies on the SECOND and FOURTH Tuesday of every month.

Hope to see you there!

Tuesday December 11 @ 3-5 pm The Incredibles 2 (Rated PG, 1 hour 58 minutes)

Watch for our future selections!


Support the library … while you’re holiday shopping!

Just a reminder as you turn your attention to holiday shopping, that if you purchase anything from Amazon, if you start at the link and choose the ACL as the charity you’d like to support, 0.5% of your purchase price will be donated to the library.

Holiday Gift Drive sponsored by The Village Bank

One of the ACL‘s most long-standing sponsors, The Village Bank, is once again sponsoring its Holiday Gift Drive.

For the 11th consecutive year, The Village Bank and the City of Newton will sponsor a Holiday Gift Drive to help ensure that the upcoming season will be bright for all of the City’s children.

Local residents, businesses, groups, and organizations are encouraged to play an active role again this year with a generous donation of new, unwrapped gifts for children ages newborn to 10. The Village Bank’s Newton branches in Auburndale, Newtonville, Nonantum, Newton Highlands, Waban and West Newton will serve as Holiday Gift Drive collection sites. Donations will be accepted from November 12 through December 10.

Suggested gifts include age-appropriate clothing, games, sporting goods, and toys. The donation of gift certificates purchased from local merchants will also benefit businesses in the community.

According to Joseph De Vito, president and CEO of The Village Bank, the annual Holiday Gift Drive has reached more than 200 income-eligible local families in recent years.

“The Holiday Gift Drive is always among the highlights of any given year for us,” said De Vito. “From the early planning stages to the final gifts distributed to local families in time for holiday celebrations, it’s a caring, sharing event that helps define us as a community. And, the bottom line may be that, for everyone involved in making it happen, it is also a holiday gift we give ourselves.”

Susan Paley, The Village Bank vice president and community relations officer, and Pamela Weissman, Newton’s director of social services, are managing the details of the Drive.

Stocking Stuffers! ACL Water Bottles and Re-Usable Totes Available at Just Next Door and the ACL

Looking for that perfect holiday gift?  All the local hipsters are sporting ACL gear…the must-have accessories of the season!

We know it can be a little tricky to make it to the ACL during our part-time hours of operation during the busy holiday season.  So we are thrilled to let you all know that we have partnered with our neighborhood gift shop, Just Next Door, to sell our wares for the holidays.  In addition to the totes ($5) and stainless steel water bottles ($10), Just Next Door has lots of other goodies for everyone on your holiday list…

Auburndale’s “It girl“, Amy from Just Next Door, modeling ACL accessories

Just Next Door is located at 327 Auburn Street, just steps away from the ACL.  Shop local, folks!

Many Thanks to Our November ACL Volunteers

These volunteers donated their time and talents at the ACLACL in November.  Next time you see one of them around town, give them a big ol’ hearty THANKS!
AnnaMaria Abernathy, Debbie Bowen, Margaret Braccio, Jill Butler, Johanne Campbell, Caroline Cai, Susan Cassidy, Ellen Chu, Anne Costello, Barb Day, Carol Gladden, Barry Goldstein, Chris Green, Dana Hanson, David Harris, Joan Klaski,  Lenna Kutner, Janet Linder, Natalie Lurie, Nancy Mazur, Deb Moore,Fran Newton, Liz Noon, Robyn Phillips, Nancy Price, Junko Shibuya, Lynn Slobodin, Ed Sugrue, Pam Sway, Dena Wald, Alla Webster, Russ Wiggin, 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.

Sunday, December 9th at 6 pm: I Dream in Technicolor…A Show That Looks At The “Empty Nest”

Visible Woman Productions presents the inaugural performance…

Once the nest is empty & you have your freedom, what are you going to do with it?  An hour of song & levity, including material by Carol Hall, Amanda McBroom, Dorothy Fields, — and of course Rodgers, Hart, Herman, among other favorites — where we look into our empty nest, ahead to the future for our children, and back at the past with our parents.

What’s next for us all?

Come celebrate the bittersweet & the exciting, the hope & the fear of getting what you wish for!

I Dream in Technicolor

Devised & performed by Nancy Gair; accompanied by Doug Hammer

6pm pre-show refreshments; curtain up 6:45pm

Admission is free — donations gratefully accepted (20% will go to the ACL)

If you are interested in becoming a Visible Woman angel, please contact

The Lego Movie at the ACL Nov 27 @ 3pm

Screen Shot 2018-09-23 at 12.12.37 PMWe’ll be showing movies on the SECOND and FOURTH Tuesday of every month.

Hope to see you there!

Tuesday November 27 @ 3-5 pm The Lego Movie (Rated PG)

Save the dates for our last selection!
Dec. 11 – Incredibles 2