Category Archives: happenings at the library

Read, Share, and Grow…Support the 2019 ACL Fund

We are pleased to announce the launch of our annual ACL Fund campaign.  Your financial support of the ACL enables us to keep our programming and collections strong–TEN YEARS and counting now!

We’re only at the beginning of our drive and over 120 generous neighbors have already contributed…we hope to have many of our other neighbors, patrons, and friends step up to be financial stewards of the ACL.  Did you know that the ACL is not only 100% volunteer run, but it’s also funded entirely by donations???

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.


Speed Cubing at the ACL: Saturday, August 17th from 1 to 3 pm

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, August 17th from 1-3 pm at the ACL.  Kids and adults welcome.


Get those books now…

The ACL will close from Sunday, August 17 until Tuesday, September 3 for our annual late summer hiatus.

Stock up on your vacation reads before our last day of summer operations on Saturday, Aug 17th!  Your trusty ACL volunteers take the last two weeks of August each year to recharge their batteries for the rest of the year at the library.  (Please do not worry about late fines during this time!)

Coding Class For 3rd and 4th Graders Thursdays, August 8th and 15th from 4:30 – 5:30 PM 

JUST ADDED for this week and next! 
Would your kids like to learn how to code using Scratch? Scratch is a block based programming language created by the MIT Media Lab that kids can use to make online projects, games, and much more. This class will be taught by a 14 year old, and the class is appropriate for kids going into 3rd and 4th grade. It is requested that parents show up and stay in class with their student at all times. To register your child for this class, or if you have any further questions, please email the instructor at
For more information about Scratch go to

Harry Potter Turns TWENTY!!! Celebrate at the ACL on Thursday, August 1 at 6:30 pm

Hard to believe but true!  Join us for a movie screening, art project, and Harry Potter themed snacks at the ACL on Thursday August 1 at 6:30 pm. 

The Return of the ACL Book Group: The Friend Thursday, August 8th at 7:00 pm

Looking for something to read this summer? Do you like to discuss the book afterward? Then come to the ACL book group on Thursday August 8th at 7pm. We’ll be discussing “The Friend” by Sigurd Nunez. You can check out a copy at the ACL. All are welcome to the group!

FREE Auburndale Community Concert at the ACL Wednesday, July 17 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Last year’s concert was a blast…join us Wednesday evening at 6:30 pm
Join us at this beloved annual Auburndale Village concert sponsored by The Village Bank and Newton Community Pride.  Bring a folding chair, a blanket and a picnic dinner–come on out and enjoy some tunes right in the 02466!  This year our band will be “Cross St” – a regular band at Bill’s Pizzeria in Newton Centre, enjoy a mix of folk, jazz, classic rock, and Americana.
Looking forward to seeing all our friends and neighbors!!  (Questions about whether we’re on if the weather gets iffy?  Check our FB page HERE.)
Can’t make the Aubie concert but want to enjoy other live music around town this summer?  Check out the rest of the Newton Pride outdoor concert schedule HERE.