Category Archives: happenings at the library

Valentine’s Evening Drop-Off Service Event: Thursday, Feb 14th from 5-9 pm

Drop your kids off and go out on Valentine’s Day!

Service Stars is partnering with the Auburndale Community Library to give kids a fun evening while their parents go out.  We will be making valentines for a local nursing home, having pizza, and watching a movie, along with other fun activities!

Date: Thursday, February 14th
Time:  5:00 – 9:00PM
Cost: $25/child or $45/family
Age: Preschool and older
Location:  Auburndale Community Library

Register at our website: https://sites.google.com/view/service-stars/home

(Click on Fundraising Events)

*Scholarships available upon request (www.servicestarsnewton@gmail.com)

This is a fundraiser to benefit Service Stars and the Auburndale Community Library!

About Service Stars: 

Program Coordinators: Kelly Comings, Andy Comings, and Sam Genier

We are three experienced teachers who are passionate about teaching social justice at an early age. Kelly has been teaching first and second grade in Holliston for the past 14 years. Andy has been teaching sixth grade Social Studies at Day Middle School in Newton for the past 14 years. We live in West Newton with our two daughters. Sam has been a science teacher at Day for the past 15 years. She lives in Newton with her wife and two kids.

Technology “Petting Zoo” for Kids!  Saturday, February 16 from 2-3 pm

The Auburndale Community Library was recently awarded with a Gravestar Foundation grant to purchase some robot and coding kits for kids. We will now have simple robotics kits to use in the library and pique your kids’ interest in robotics! Join us for our “petting zoo” event to learn about our new goodies…

Saturday, February 16 from 2:00-3:00pm.
Try out our KIBO, KUBO and Cubetto Coding Kits.
For children ages 4+ with caregiver.

Williams School Art Installation at the ACL

The ACL is Where the Wild Things Are this winter!  Artists in Kindergarten at Williams School have expressed their creativity in wild colors with great imagination in our latest library exhibit. Come to select your favorite painting and imagine your own as you view our four large exhibit frames in the Great Room, as well as the new “clothesline” art in the Children’s Room.

Williams Kindergarten artists created Wild Things, based on the book Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. While reading the book, the students discussed how they could create a wild thing – make large eyes, horns, claws, crazy hair, etc. The artists noticed how lines could be used to make visual textures for fur and scales. Using oil pastels, they drew the largest shapes first (body and head) and then added smaller details. They then added color with oil pastels and tempera cake paints.

Many thanks to Williams Art Teacher Kathleen McGill and ACL volunteer Liz Noon for bringing this exhibit to the library!

ACL Annual Meeting ~ Tuesday, January 29 at 7:30 pm

Please join us for annual ACL meeting on Tuesday, January 29. 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 (president) Dana Hanson, Lenna Kutner, Janet Linder, Liz Miller (assistant treasurer), Liz Noon, Robyn Phillips, Lynn Slobodin, Martha Sweet, Christopher Weinmann (president), and Linda Winslow (secretary).

Bullet Journal Workshop: Saturday, January 19th at 10:30 am

They call it the “analog solution for the digital age”…it can be crafty and fancy or minimalist and straightforward. Make it your own tool for productivity! Local BuJo ‘expert’ Celia Kwartler and aspiring BuJo wannabe Dana Hanson will share, chat, discuss, and provide support for the converted or the curious. You literally just need a notebook and a pen. Join us!!!

For total newbies, check out Ryder Carroll’s intro video here: https://youtu.be/fm15cmYU0IM. And here’s a website with more info: bulletjournal.com. (Or you can go on Pinterest and see a million swoon-worthy fancy examples!)

Tuesday January 15th at 10:30 am FREE Children’s Dance Class

At Story Time on Tuesday, January 15th 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!

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!