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Holiday Hours

The library will be open from 9:30 am until just 2 pm on Thursday, December 31, closing early for New Year’s Eve.

We will be closed all day Friday, January 1 (New Year’s Day), but will reopen at 9:30 Saturday morning and will resume our regular schedule from there.

Children’s Programs

*Mother Goose on the Loose: Mother Goose will resume its regular schedule on Wednesday, January 6, at 10 am, in the library meeting room. This program of rhymes, songs and movement is for children age birth to 2 and their caregiver.

No registration is necessary, but please note the program is open to Newtown residents only.

*Mother Goose II will resume its regular schedule beginning Thursday, January 7, at 10 am, in the library meeting room.

This program of rhymes, songs, simple books and movement is open to children 24 to 36 months and their caregiver.

No registration is necessary, but this is also open only to Newtown residents.

Adult Programs

*Book Discussions: The next Daytime Book Discussion will be on Monday, January 11, at 1 pm, and we will discuss The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.

The next Evening Book Discussion will be meet on Thursday, January 17, at 7:30 pm, to discuss China Road by Rob Gifford.

New members are always welcome, and multiple copies of the discussion books are available at the second floor circulation desk.

*Reality Maps (….or Not Your Usual Memoir): Julie Stern is back to lead another great book discussion. This time she’ll focus on four American memoirs.

From Rory Stewart’s adventure narrative set in Afghanistan to Mary-Ann Tirone Smith’s  description of blue collar Hartford in the 1940s and 50s, the four books selected by Julie offer insightful portraits of places and experiences different form our own, yet universal in their humanity.

Discussions will be Wednesday nights starting at 7:30 and will cover the following: January 13, Places in Between by Rory Stewart; January 27, Girls of Tender Age  by Mary-Ann Tirone Smith; February 10, The Colored People by Henry Louis Gates Jr; and February 24, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris.

*Poetry Reading: Former longtime Newtown resident Polly Brody will visit the library on Sunday, January 10, at 2 pm (snow date January 17), for a reading and book signing of her latest collection of poetry, called Stirring Shadows. Refreshments will be served.

Please sign up online or by calling the library.

*Ask the Organizer: Are you tired of living under all that clutter? It’s a new year and a great time to get organized!

Organizing expert Bonnie Dewkett (a/k/a The Joyful Organizer) will inspire you to make positive changes in your life with her high-energy one hour event. Learn the basics of how to make calm from chaos at your home and work. Join here on Thursday, January 14, at 7p m, with questions and photos of your organizing challenges.

Sign up online or by calling the library at 203-426-4533. Snow date, if needed, will be  Tuesday, January 19, at 7 pm.

*Protecting Your Family Jewels: Learn everything you need to know about fine jewelry from Joe Brandt, whose family has been in the jewelry business since 1928.

Mr Brandt will be at the library on Tuesday, January 26, at 7 pm, to speak about home security measures, proper care, general options for selling, what to look for (and what to look out for) when buying, insurance guidelines, and intelligent estate planning.  There is a great deal of practical information in this session.

Please sign up online or by calling the library. Snow date would be Tuesday, February 2, at the same time.

C.H. Booth Library is at 25 Main Street in Newtown. Call 426-4533 or visit CHBoothLibrary.org to register for any of the above listings, and for information on additional programs and offerings.

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