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Drop-In Valentine Kiddie Craft Party Saturday from 10:30 – noon

Join us this Saturday for crafts and treats to gear up for Valentine’s Day!


ACL Snow Policy

With yesterday’s thaw, snow seems like a faint memory, but we know it may have only just begun for the season.  Just a reminder that the ACL will follow the Newton Public Schools snow closures on weekdays so check out their website if in doubt about our status in a storm.  As for Saturdays, we usually make a gametime decision and the best place to get a quick update is usually our Facebook page (which you should be following and “liking” frequently anyways!).
​Throwback to March 2015 when we made a “Snow Cake” in honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday

Got Toys? We do…

Did you know that the ACL has a toy lending library?  Before there was Words With Friends, there was Scrabble, folks. We have board games and puzzles for all ages.  Check ’em out sometime.
Why limit yourself to words in books?  These patrons took out Scrabble today at the ACL!


Shadow Puppet Performance of the Hare and the Tortise at the ACL on Sunday, December 17th at 3:30 pm

Please join the the ACL‘s “EveryBody Signs” group for a shadow show in American Sign Language and English!  We will present “The Hare and the Tortoise” on Sunday December 17 at 3:30 pm at the Auburndale Community Library.

All are welcome!

​Beautiful hand-made shadow puppets–see the classic story in both English and ASL this Sunday at the ACL
Questions about our group or the performance: Rebecca Bella Wangh

Year-End Donations To Support the ACL: Read, Share, Grow…In The Heart of Our Community 

Each holiday season, we receive queries from our patrons about charitable giving to the ACL—people love to show their ACLlove this time of year!  Of course, the answer is a resounding “yes”—we happily accept donations.  We have our 501(c)3 non-profit designation and donations to the ACL are tax deductible to the extent of the law.  

If you would like to remember the ACL in your holiday giving, donations may be securely made online here or you may mail donations to:

The ACL Fund

We are so grateful for your support!  Thank you!!


Saturday January 7 – Library Closing at Noon

The library follows the lead of the City of Newton/Newton Public Schools with closings during inclement weather.

Stay warm and safe everyone-and read a book!

ACL’s Cookbook Book Club/Potluck: Jerusalem on Wednesday, January 13th at 6:30 pm

Do you like to cook and read?   Come do both, at the first cookbook book club meeting at the Auburndale Community Library on Wednesday, January 13th at 6:30 pm.  We’ll share a potluck meal and conversation, all from the cookbook Jerusalem, by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi.  We’ll also look at other cookbook selections – we hope to make this a recurring event!

Here’s how our ACL Cookbook Club works:

  • You chose a recipe from the cookbook.  (We’ll have a non-circulating copy of Jerusalem at the front desk–you can take a photo or request a photocopy of the recipe you would like to prepare.)
  • Sign up at the circulation desk or using our online signup form.  This way we will ensure we don’t have duplicate dishes.
  • Make your dish at home and bring it to the ACL on Wednesday January 13th at 6:30 pm, ready to eat (we don’t have ability to reheat or refrigerate at the ACL).

Questions?  Contact Susan Katcher at or 617-599-8291