The Childrenâs department has a large box filled with treasures that have been left behind, including some nice winter jackets. If you think these items may belong to you, please come and look through our lost and found box.
Library cards are here! For all of you who have applied for library cards and never come back to claim them, please stop by the library and pick up your card. We have hundreds on file at the main circulation desk.
Free tax help is available with Ken Wilkinson on Tuesdays, from 1-5 pm during tax season. Drop-ins are welcome!
McLaughlin Vineyards will be presenting a new program beginning on Tuesday, February 29 called âFood and Wine, Cooking and Pairingâ to be held in the meeting room of the library. The class will be set up like a dinner with attendees sampling four courses and the wines with which they have been paired. This is a four-part series to be held on consecutive Tuesdays (February 29, March 7, March 14, and March 21) from 6-8 pm. Come to one or come to all four. Please register by calling the library at 426-4533 or McLaughlin Vineyards at 426-1533. The supply fee is $8 per class or $32 for the series.
Come see the movie The Right Stuff on Sunday, March 5, at 2 pm. Then come back to the library on Tuesday night for a discussion on the space race, heroism, and the cold war with two dynamic teachers, Liz Arneth and Gordon Williams.
The Space Raceâ¦ Civil Rightsâ¦ The Vietnam Warâ¦ The Womenâs Movementâ¦ Revisit one of the most revolutionary and influential decades in American History â the 1960s! The Friends of the Library are sponsoring an exciting new book discussion series beginning Tuesday, March 7 at 7 pm in the Quiet Study Room of the library. Liz Arneth and Gordon Williams, both former high school teachers, will be leading the discussion of four works, representative of some major 60s themes. Multiple copies of the books are available at the library. The titles are The Right Stuff, by Tom Wolfe, on March 7, The Autobiography of Malcom X on March 28, One Flew Over The Cuckooâs Nest by Ken Kesey on April 18, and The Things They Carried, by Tim OâBrien, on May 9. Come to one or come to all four discussions! Please call the library if youâd like to join in this discussion. You need not read the entire book to attend. The film The Right Stuff will be shown at the library prior to March 7.
The Booth Library Movie Series continues with Ragtime on Friday, March 10. Based on E.L. Doctrowâs semi-fictional account of America in 1906, and one manâs pursuit for justice, with movie stars James Cagney, Elizabeth McGovern, Howard Rollins, and Mary Steenburgen. The movie is free and will take place in the new meeting room.
On Monday, March 13, at 7:30 pm the Newtown Historical Society will be presenting a program titled âIâve Been Working on the Railroad.â The public is invited to attend. Refreshments will be served.
The libraryâs Book Group will be discussing In the Time of Butterflies, by Julia Alvarez, on Thursday, March 16 at 7:30 pm. This group meets the third Thursday of every month and titles are selected by the group. On April 20 they will be discussing The Pilotâs Wife by Anita Shreve; May 18, The Charing Cross by Helene Hanff; and on June 15, Map of the World by Jane Hamilton. This is an open group that loves new members and differing opinions.
A Beginnerâs Internet class is being offered on Saturday, March 18, from 10 am to noon in the new meeting room. There is no fee for this course but registration is requested. On Saturday, March 25 an Intermediate Internet class will be taking place from 10 am to Noon. A $10 fee is charged and registration is also requested.