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New Art At The Library

Patty Meglio, an artist who paints with oil on canvas will have an exhibit, “Visions of Tranquility,” at the library beginning September 30. A reception will take place on Sunday, October 8, from 2 to 4 pm. The public is invited to attend.

The show will run through October 20 during regular library hours (Monday through Thursday, 10 am-8 pm; Friday, 12-5 pm; Saturday, 10 am-5 pm; and Sunday, 1-5.)

Children’s Programs

*Author Visit – Suzanne Collins: Fans of the Gregor the Overlander series should mark their calendars now!

Author Suzanne Collins will be at C.H. Booth Library on Sunday, October 21, from 3 to 4:30 pm. Ms Collins will be talking about the first four books in her popular series, answer questions, and maybe even hint at what might take place in the next installment of the series.

An author signing session will follow. Books will be available for purchase on the day of the program.

*Halloween Fun for Kids: Save the date and plan to pop in.

Children ages 3-7 are invited to drop in at the library on Tuesday, October 31, before going trick-or-treating.

Watch for more information.

Programs For Young Adults

*Let’s Talk About: The next YA BookTalk will be about Jumpman Rule #1: Don’t Touch Anything by James Valentine.

When Theodore, a teen from the distant future, drops into the lives of Jules and Gen, life gets a lot more complicated.

Readers in grades 5 and up are invited to join us on Wednesday, October 11, from 4 to 5 pm, in the Story Room. Sign up at the Main Floor Circulation Desk or call 426-4533, or just drop in.

*Nightmares Rising: Master storyteller Carol Birch will return to tell spooky Halloween tales on Monday, October 23, from 4 to 5 pm, for readers in grades 6 and up.

All attending will be entered in the door prize drawing for a jar of Halloween candy!

Sign up in person at the Main Floor Circulation Desk or call the library.

*“Creative Writing: Poetry” begins October 23, for sixth through eighth graders who love to write and would like to be part of a writing group to share their work.

Liz Arneth, assisted by Tom McMorran, will lead the group for five sessions on Monday evenings, meeting from 6 to 8 pm, October 23 until November 20. The group is limited to ten students, with preference given to Newtown residents.

For more information contact Young Adult Librarian Margaret Brown. Sign up at the Main Floor Circulation Desk or call the library.

Adult Programs

*Book discussions: Upcoming programs include October 16, Winter of Our Discontent by John Steinbeck, 1 pm; and October 19, Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather, 7:30 pm. Newcomers are always welcome.

*Wellness Series: The library is hosting a six-part series, “Enhancing Wellness,” on Tuesdays until October 17. Learn easy ways to take care of yourself and your family, reduce stress, and promote inner peace. Gourmet goodies follow each presentation.

Programs run from 7 to 9 pm, and the next one, on October 10, will be “Botanical Medicine.”

The finale will be October 17, “Nutrition”. You don’t need to have attended the previous sessions to be able to join and learn from any of the remaining programs. Please call the library to register, as space is limited and the programs have been very successful so far.

*Tertulia Literaria: A new club for those who enjoy reading and speaking in Spanish, Tertulia Literaria has been launched by Newtown resident Laura Humpries Ross. The club is not a class. There is no teacher, and registration is not needed to participate. Ms Ross stresses that having an academic degree is not, in any way, necessary. Only a strong interest and a comfortable proficiency in reading and speaking Spanish are needed

Programs take place in the library’s board room once each month. Titles selected for the first year include a cross section of contemporary authors from Spain, Mexico, South America, and Cuba. Members are responsible for obtaining their own books (in Spanish), which are readily available online and at some of the larger bookstores and libraries.

The prize-winning La nieve del almirante by Alvaro Mutis will be discussed during the next program – Thursday, October 19, at 7 pm.

*Audubon Society Program: The Audubon Society will meet on Thursday, October 26, at 7:30 pm.

Walt Landgraf will give a presentation and slideshow on “Preparing for Winter,” and all are welcome.

*Celebrating Book Groups: The C.H. Booth Library is planning a party and reception celebrating all of the book groups in town. Please call  the library with the name of your group and a contact person so we can get your input and include your book group in the fun.

*Book Nook Notes: Sports enthusiasts, you’re going to want to visit The Book Nook at the library to stock up on some great new books featuring some of your favorite sports and sports stars.

Please stop by soon while the selection is good.

C.H. Booth Library, at 25 Main Street in Newtown, can be reached by calling 426-4533.

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