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Summer Saturday Hours Begin This Week: 10 am – 1 pm

Just a reminder that we close a bit early on Saturdays in July & August.  Our hours are from 10 am – 1 pm.
Note that Magic Club will happen at 11 am on Saturdays!

SAVE THE DATES Wednesday Evening Summer Programming at the ACL…

The ACL is once again planning expanded programming in the summer on many Wednesday evenings.  The pace is easier, the evenings are lovely for a summer stroll to visit us, and we enjoy hosting these special events to see our friends and neighbors.

More details forthcoming, but for now here’s what we’ve got in the works thus far:
Teen & Adult Coloring Night – Wednesday, July 13th – 7 pm
It’s all the rage!  Join us for an evening of relaxing coloring with adults coloring books.

Lawn Games & Garden Art Night – Wednesday, July 20th – 7 pm
Back by popular demand!  Decorate our garden with a community arts and crafts project!  We will also enjoy our beautiful grounds with lawn games like croquet and bocce ball.

PJ Storytime & Stuffed Animal Sleepover – Wednesday, July 27th – 7 pm
Wear your PJ’s and bring your favorite stuffed animal.  After the stories are over, your stuffed animal will get to spend the night with the giant Curious George!

Dancing in the Parks Outdoor Concert – Wednesday, Aug. 3rd – 6:30 – 8 pm
The Infractions are an energetic 6 piece band with a dynamic horn section. Lead by bass and vocalist Brian Stratton (Hootie and the Blowfish and Chicago), the band covers all styles of music, like classics by Stevie Wonder, Chicago, Steely Dan, the Commodores and Bruce Springsteen Bring chairs, blankets and your dancing shoes.  Sponsored by our friends at The Village Bank.

Stay tuned for full details and more events to celebrate the summer season at the ACL.

Summer Hours at the ACL: Closed Saturday July 2 and Shifting to Summer Saturday Hours Moving Forward

Here’s the scoop:

June: Regular hours

July: Closed this Saturday, July 2 for the holiday weekend

Summer Saturday Hours 10 am – 1 pm on July 9, 16, 23, and 30th

August: Summer Saturday Hours 10 am – 1 pm on August 6 & 13

Closed Friday, August 19 through Monday Sept 5 for late summer hiatus

September: Resume regular hours on Tuesday September 6

  • Knitting dates: July 2, 16, 30 and August 6, 20 (location TBD on ACL closed days…contact Lilac at for details)
  • Magic Club drop-in sessions: Morning sessions (11 am) in July and August.

ACL’s Cookbook Book Club:  Throwback Thursday (Revisit the Classics) Thursday June 30th: 6:30 PM

For the next cookbook book club, it’s Throwback Thursday time!  Pick your favorite classic recipe from any book.  Remember Moosewood, Joy of Cooking, Silver Palate, Betty Crocker, or even the back of the Nestle’s package (my favorite for chocolate chip cookies)?  Which recipes do you come back to, over and over?
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Here’s how our ACL Cookbook Book Club works:
  • You choose a recipe from any classic cookbook (you define what classic means!)
  • Sign up at the circulation desk, or using our signup form:  That way, we will ensure we don’t have duplicate dishes.
  • Make your dish at home and bring it to the ACL on Thursday, June 30th, ready to eat (we don’t have the ability to reheat or refrigerate at the ACL)
Questions or suggestions for a future cookbook theme?  Contact Susan Katcher at or 617-599-8291.

ACL Author Barry Goldstein: Lord of the Rings in Yiddish

From our stalwart Tuesday 12-1 pm volunteer Barry Goldstein–just published!

First time in Yiddish!

The Lord of the Rings


R. R. Tolkien

Translated by Barry Goldstein

The complete tale of Middle Earth

The Fellowship of the Ring / Di Khavruse fun dem Fingerl

The Two Towers / Di Tsvey Turems

and just released

The Return of the King / Der Tsurikker fun dem Kinig

Also the Yiddish translation of

The Hobbit / Der Hobit

or in

Romanized Yiddish

Shackleton’s Endurance Expedition / Shekltons Oyshalt Ekspeditsye

More at the translator’s web-page

Many Thanks to Our June ACL Shift Volunteers

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

AnnaMaria Abernathy, Debbie Bowen, Johanne Campbell, Susan Cassidy, Nancy Caulfield, Ellen Chu, Barb Day, Diana Fisher Gomberg, Carol Gladden, Barry Goldstein, Dana Hanson, David Harris, Judy Henderson, Lenna Kutner, Ceclia Kwartler, Janet Linder, Natalie Lurie, Pam McVey, Nancy Mazur, Marissa Milanese, Deb Moore, Fran Newton, Liz Noon, Robyn Phillips, Nancy Price, Susanne Sax, Jaye & Megan Schneider, Ned Schofield, Lynn Slobodin, Paula Spies, Ed Sugrue, Martha Sweet, Pam Sway, Alla Webster, Christopher Weinmann, Russ Wiggin, Linda Winslow

Looking for a neighborly community-based volunteer activity?  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.


Decor News

Check out our new window seat in the Children’s Room!  Donated by a wonderful anonymous donor!

We’re in the process of editing and rearranging our furnishings, so we’re a bit “under construction” at the moment.  Stay tuned for more improvements on the way…