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  • New Director Selected For C.H. Booth Library

    The Board of Trustees of Newtown’s C.H. Booth Library announces that Shawn R. Fields has been selected as the new library director, as of July 1. The search for a new director began last fall after longtime director Janet Woycik announced that she intended to retire June 30, 2013.

  • Battle of the Books 2013

    Battle of the Books 2013, 1 pm, C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street, annual trivia contest between teams of 3-4 people in grades 5-8, who will be competing for gift cards to local book stores based on their knowledge of Powerless (by Michael Cody), Where the Mountain Meets the Moon (Grace Lin), The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg (W.R. Philbrick) and The Grimm Legacy (Polly Shulman); 203-426-4533, www.CHBoothLibrary.org.

  • Non-Fiction Book Club: The Summer of 1787

    Non-Fiction Book Club: The Summer of 1787, 1 pm, C.H. Booth Library (Antiques Room), 25 Main Street, all welcome to join book club members for discussion of David O. Stewart's book, library has copies available opposite second floor circulation desk; 203-423-4533.

  • Book Discussion: American Taliban

    Book Discussion: American Taliban, 1-2:30 pm,  C.H. Booth Library (Antiques Room), 25 Main Street, all welcome for discussion of Pearl Abraham's novel, library has copies available opposite second floor circulation desk; 203-423-4533.

  • Theatre Games with Twyla (for ages 3-5)

    Theatre Games with Twyla, 1:30-2:30 pm, C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street, ages 3-5 invited to explore their creative side with Twyla Hafferman Kessler, who will lead activities based on the Shrek characters, second session for ages 6-9 follows at 4:30; 203-426-4533, www.CHBoothLibrary.org.

  • Lego Club

    Lego Club, 2 pm, C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street, ages 6-12 invited to build with Legos for an hour, plenty of blocks available, library coulduse more bases, vehicle parts and small figures, registration requested; 203-426-4533, www.CHBoothLibrary.org.

  • Book Discussion: Angle of Repose

    Book Discussion: Angle of Repose, 7:30-9 pm, C.H. Booth Library (Antiques Room), 25 Main Street, discussion of Wallace Stener's novel, all welcome, copies of book available at library; 203-426-4533.

  • Migrating Out Of Connecticut

    “Migrating Out Of Connecticut,” 7:30 pm, C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street, free, program by professional genealogist Nora Galvin will look at the historic westward flow by Connecticut residents during mid-19th Century, light refreshments, hosted by Newtown Historical Society; 203-426-5937.

  • The Magic of Sculpey Clay

    The Magic of Sculpey Clay, 3:30-5 pm,  C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street, $5 supply fee, ages 5-12 invited to join Newtown artist and jewelry designer Pat Martin to learn basics of working with fun and easy-to-use clay to make shamrock pin, refrigerator magnet, pendant or other item, registration required; 203-426-4533, www.CHBoothLibrary.org.

  • The Transcendental Meditation Technique: An Introduction

    The Transcendental Meditation Technique: An Introduction, 3 pm, C. H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street, free programs by The Fairfield County Transcendental Meditation Program in conjunction with The David Lynch Foundation, second program at 6:30, registration requested; 203-257-8682, kcon-nor@tm.org.