Category Archives: happenings at the library

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.

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


Chinese Storytime Sunday November 18 from 9:30 – 11 am

Ni hao! Chinese Storytime at ACL is organized by a group of moms who are native Chinese speakers and live in Newton and the surrounding towns.  The storytime usually lasts one hour and is suitable for age 2 to 5. The kids will learn the Mandarin language through listening the stories, singing the Chinese songs and working on the crafts. The goal is to promote children’s interests in reading and speaking Mandarin, and most of all, to have some fun!


Save the date for upcoming Chinese Storytime sessions:

  • 11/18
  • 12/16

Pie Swap at the Library!  Sunday November 18th at 4:00 pm

The temperature is getting colder, leaves are turning, which means it’s time for pie!  In this twist on the holiday cookie swap you can kick-start the holiday season by feasting on pie.  Here’s how it works:
  • Bake and bring a pie, any kind of pie (sweet, savory, something in-between) to the library on Sunday, November 18th, 4:00 PM.   Feel free to be creative!
We’ll enjoy tasting many kinds of pies and then can share leftovers.  You should end up with both some yummy treats as well as new recipes for Thanksgiving!
For questions or more information, contact Susan Katcher at  sgkatcher@gmail.

November 13th at 10:30 am FREE Children’s Dance Class at the ACL

At Story Time on Tuesday, Nov 13th we will be having a FREE children’s dance class! Join Little Beats for a creative movement class at 10:30. Here’s a VIDEO of our first session in September.

Everyone welcome!