*Summer Reading for children ages 4 through grade five continues to August 18. Children choose which books they wish to read, keep track of them on their reading records, discuss the books with young adult volunteers, and earn incentives for every five books read.
A raffle will be held on August 20, after the reading program ends, for grand prizes donated by area businesses.
*Summer Craft Programs: Ages 6 and up are invited to join Marie Walker for one of any of the craft workshops she is offering on Mondays from 3 to 4 pm. Upcoming programs are as planned: August 6, make a birdhouse; and August 13, make an easy-tie pillow.
Signup is required for each workshop, and can be done in the childrenâs department. There is no fee for this program.
*Meet the Rock Cats Mascot: Hear baseball stories and meet Rocky, the New Britain Rock Cats mascot, on Thursday, August 9, at 1 pm, in the meeting room. No registration required.
*C.H. Booth Library is 75!
On Thursday, August 16, the library will host a birthday party at the Edmond Town Hall gym from 1 to 3 pm. Airborne Jugglers will perform and birthday cake will be served.
Space is limited to the first 200 children. Parents must remain with their children for the duration of the program.
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*Mosaics Crafts with Katie Stevenson is being offered on Wednesday, August 8, from 1 to 2:30 pm. Space is limited to 15 young people entering fifth grade and up, and preference will be given to Newtown residents.
A supply fee of $4 is due at signup. Each participant should bring three or four natural items they have found to work into their design. Each item (such as shells, stone, glass pieces, etc) should be no more than 1Â½ inches square.
Sign up at the Main Floor Circulation Desk or call 426-4533.
***Date Change for Digital Photography program: John Tucci of Flagpole Photographers Club will be leading a special Hands-On Digital Photography Workshop for young adults interested in learning about digital photography. The new date and time for this workshop is Saturday, August 11, from 10 to 11:30 am.
Limited to ten young adults entering grade 6 and up, the workshop will begin outside the library back door. Participants will walk around the library (outdoors and inside), and take photos and get pointers and assistance from Mr Tucci.
Participants may invite a parent or other adult to come with them. Youâll need to bring your own digital camera and manual. Registration is requested and can be done in person or over the phone.
Â *Summer Concerts: This year the libraryâs summer concerts are at a new location, the bandstand at Sandy Hook Center (corner of Glen Road and Church Hill Road). Performances begin at 7 pm, and attendees should bring their own chairs or blankets for seating.
The third and final concert this year will be Easton Banjo Society on Saturday, August 4. Shows start at 7, and move to the libraryâs lower meeting room in the event of rain.
Picnic dinners are welcome (please bring along your own trash bag), and youâll need to provide your own seating.
*Indie Film Update: The next offering in the Independent Film Series will be Whoâs Camus Anyway? The film will be screened on Tuesday, August 7, at 7:30 pm.
C.H. Booth Library, at 25 Main Street, can be reached by calling 426-4533. Additional information is also available on the libraryâs gorgeous new website, CHBoothLibrary.org