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  • A Call To Protest Changes At The Library

    To the Editor:

    There are times when we have to question and oppose the thinking and decisions that are made by those entrusted with the responsibility to provide the best operating environment for the residents of Newtown. This is especially true in the case of the new library director, Shawn Fields, who has a plan to overhaul the existing layout of the library to fit into his concept of what our library should resemble in his mind.

  • C.H. Booth Library Introduces Focus Groups And Social Media Feeds

    C.H. Booth Library Director Shawn Fields announced Tuesday, August 6, that the library has established social media feeds on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, and YouTube. Mr Fields also invites the public to check out his personal reading list at www.goodreads.com/shawnthelibrarian and follow his blog at theboothlibrary.wordpress.com.

  • New Director Takes The Reins At C.H. Booth Library

    Shawn Fields, the director of the C.H. Booth Library as of July 1, enthusiastically and thoroughly discussed the book he is currently reading, Guns, Germs, and Steel, by anthropologist Jared Diamond, in his first interview with The Bee, July 10. The book examines the different factors that effect populations as it seeks to answer the question of why civilization is the way it is, and the numerous reasons that contribute to why civilizations thrive or fail, from historical, biological, and anthropological approaches.

  • A Fine Send-Off For Library Director

    Dozens of people gathered at a special reception, Friday afternoon, June 26, to honor departing C.H. Booth Library director Janet Woycik. Hosted by the library Board of Directors, guests included many who have rubbed shoulders with Ms Woycik over the years, including staff, former staff, and town officials. All were there to celebrate Ms Woycik’s three decades plus of dedication, and to send her off knowing how much she was appreciated.

  • Vintage Wedding Wear Makes Up New Library Exhibit

    Dottie Evans looks over her wedding gown, which will be part of the wedding wear collection displayed at C.H. Booth Library beginning June 20.

  • New Director Selected For C.H. Booth Library

    The Board of Trustees of Newtown’s C.H. Booth Library announces that Shawn R. Fields has been selected as the new library director, as of July 1. The search for a new director began last fall after longtime director Janet Woycik announced that she intended to retire June 30, 2013.

  • Battle of the Books 2013

    Battle of the Books 2013, 1 pm, C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street, annual trivia contest between teams of 3-4 people in grades 5-8, who will be competing for gift cards to local book stores based on their knowledge of Powerless (by Michael Cody), Where the Mountain Meets the Moon (Grace Lin), The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg (W.R. Philbrick) and The Grimm Legacy (Polly Shulman); 203-426-4533, www.CHBoothLibrary.org.

  • Book Discussion: Angle of Repose

    Book Discussion: Angle of Repose, 7:30-9 pm, C.H. Booth Library (Antiques Room), 25 Main Street, discussion of Wallace Stener's novel, all welcome, copies of book available at library; 203-426-4533.

  • Non-Fiction Book Club: The Summer of 1787

    Non-Fiction Book Club: The Summer of 1787, 1 pm, C.H. Booth Library (Antiques Room), 25 Main Street, all welcome to join book club members for discussion of David O. Stewart's book, library has copies available opposite second floor circulation desk; 203-423-4533.

  • Book Discussion: American Taliban

    Book Discussion: American Taliban, 1-2:30 pm,  C.H. Booth Library (Antiques Room), 25 Main Street, all welcome for discussion of Pearl Abraham's novel, library has copies available opposite second floor circulation desk; 203-423-4533.