In response to the tragic events in Boston on April 15, the Town of Newtown is providing a space for the community to have an opportunity to gather for support, guidance, or simply to be with one another, Health District Director Donna Culbert has announced.
Art Hochberg, PhD, a teacher and author whose books encourage a creative, spiritual approach to self-awareness, will be at C.H. Booth Library on Wednesday, April 24, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. His program, in the library’s meeting room, will be called “Letting Go.”
The Friends of C.H. Booth Library held its annual Spring Donation Day event on Sunday, April 7. It was a pleasure to spend the gorgeous spring day greeting the stream of generous towns' people bringing boxes, bags, and trunk loads of books, CDs, DVDs, books on CD, records, and puzzles for donation.
Newtown’s Cyrenius H. Booth Library’s Books Heals Hearts program, which was created in the wake of 12/14 to help the community grieve and heal, has proven itself to be an effective and useful resource for a community dealing with tragedy.
The program privately funded through donations of materials and money provides books, CDs, coloring books, and audio tapes, which people can take free of charge from the library.
Author Program: Joe Hurley, 6:30-8 pm, C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street, discussion by retired newspaper reporter who wrote Ten Million Steps on Route 6, documenting his journey, on foot, along the entire length of the longest highway in the US; 203-426-4533, www.CHBoothLibrary.org.
Go west, young man, go west, New York Herald Editor Horace Greeley is reported to have said during the 19th Century, and Connecticut folks took his advice, young and old. In a program called “Migrating Out of Connecticut,” by Nora Galvin will take a look at the historic westward flow.
Newtown Historical Society will host the program on Monday, March 11, at 7:30 pm, in the community room of C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street.
“Tips & Tricks For Using Ancestry.com Successfully,” 7 pm, C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street, free, program by published genealogist Toni McKeen (also a member of host group Newtown Genealogy Club) will share effective ways to do research with ever-changing online resource, refreshments; 203-426-4533.
The next meeting of Newtown Genealogy Club will be on Wednesday, March 13, at 7 pm. The club meets at C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street.
The speaker this month will be Toni McKeen. Her program, “Tips & Tricks for Using Ancestry.com Successfully,” will share the most effective way to do research on the ever-changing online resources at Ancestry.com.