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  • Newtown Reads! The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

    The C.H. Booth Library announces The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows as the title of the book for the 2015 Newtown Reads! Newtown Reads is a library-sponsored program intended to encourage all residents of town to read the same book, between May 1 and July 1. The book is appropriate for mature middle school to adult readers.

  • Tools Of Their Trade: Flagpole Photographers Presenting Cameras, Images At Library

    Flagpole Photographers Camera Club is presenting “The Progression of Photography,” with 19 cameras ranging from a 1930 Kodak Rainbow Hawk-Eye to a 2010 Canon Powershot, at C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street.

  • Children’s Department At C.H. Booth Library Reopens

    New ceiling and carpet tiles give the Children’s Department of C.H. Booth Library a fresh look. Shelves full of books are ready for checking out, although the loss of 10,000 water-damaged books means some favorites may not yet be available.

  • Practically Like New

    Boxes of books are being replaced on shelves, in preparation for the reopening of the Children's Department at C.H. Booth Library.

  • Brookfield Philatelic Society Exhibit At Library

    From left, Bill Hamilton, president of the Brookfield Philatelic Society, Maxine Mangiafico, and Robert Lund stand near one of three stamp displays at the C.H. Booth Library promoting the hobby of stamp collecting.

  • Swift Remediation Aims For A Swift Reopening Of Children’s Department At CHB

    Boxes of books packed by workers from J.P. Maguire, remediation specialists, are readied to be moved from the Children’s Department of C.H. Booth Library to a climate controlled warehouse, while repairs are underway for water damage from a February 17 burst pipe. Furniture, shelving, and all other equipment must also be temporarily relocated for replacement of carpeting in that department.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    It seems that some childhood memories are too sweet to forget. Litta Alexander is reaching out in the hopes someone in Newtown can help her recreate a favorite dessert from her younger years. “I moved to Newtown in 1955, as a 5-year-old,” Litta writes to us. “We lived in Hawleyville, but the family shopped in Newtown. Our special treat was from Mrs Anderson’s Bakery. It was an iced loaf cake with cinnamon and cake/sweet bread-like consistency. I think they just called it coffee cake.

  • Holiday Sale Benefits Library

    To the Editor:

    This past weekend the Friends of the C.H. Booth Library sponsored our 11th annual Holiday Sale to benefit the town library. The sale was a huge success thanks to the many people who came from near and far to find gifts for their friends and family!

  • Library Super Heroes

    The C.H. Booth Library is haunted by super heroes this Halloween, from Wonder Woman to Batman. As might be expected, each one has the power to help patrons find the perfect DVD or book, or to master new technology. Fortunately forNewtown, these powers will be left with library staff for future use. SHAZAM!

  • The Top of the Mountain

    Newtown is beginning to feel a little like Wild Kingdom to me. In addition to the usual coyote and deer sightings, I am hearing about some more unusual activity. First, there are the bobcats on Scudder Road. Then there is the swan on Route 302.