Saturday May 1, 2021 - Saturday May 29, 2021
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
UConn Kids Activity Bag and UConn Kids Autism-Friendly Activity Bag

Pick up a free UConn Kids Activity Bag or a free UConn Kids Autism-Friendly Activity Bag sponsored by UConn KIDS (Kids in Developmental Science.) Activity Kits include: crayons, bubbles, coloring sheets, and activity instructions. Autism-Friendly Kits include: stickers, crayons, play dough, pom poms, coloring sheets, and activity instructions.

Available during the month of May; no registration is required but supplies are limited.

CONTACT: Children's Department  8603953184  Childrens@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Department

Pick up a free UConn Kids Activity Bag or a free UConn Kids Autism-Friendly Activity Bag sponsored by UConn KIDS (Kids in Developmental Science.) Activity Kits include: crayons, bubbles, coloring sheets, and activity instructions. Autism-Friendly Kits include: stickers, crayons, play dough, pom poms, coloring sheets, and activity instructions.

Available during the month of May; no registration is required but supplies are limited.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  8603953184
   Childrens@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Department

Friday May 14, 2021
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Rise and Shine Story Time on the Lawn

Join Miss Chloe for a Rise and Shine Story Time on the lawn, weather permitting. Please bring a blanket and wear a mask when crossing the lawn.

Registration is required; space is limited.

 

 

CONTACT: Chloe Parrington  8603953184  cparrington@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Lawn

Join Miss Chloe for a Rise and Shine Story Time on the lawn, weather permitting. Please bring a blanket and wear a mask when crossing the lawn.

Registration is required; space is limited.

 

 

CONTACT:
  Chloe Parrington
  8603953184
   cparrington@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Library Lawn


 
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2:45 PM - 5:00 PM
YA Game Day: Dungeons and Dragons REMOTE*

Whats your chracter? have you the Strength, Dexterity, Wisdom or Constitution to save the party? Complete the quest? Manifest your magick? Join us.
New and returning players are welcome 

CONTACT: Brian D Story  8605105061  bstory@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: ZOOM
There are 10 spaces available.

Whats your chracter? have you the Strength, Dexterity, Wisdom or Constitution to save the party? Complete the quest? Manifest your magick? Join us.
New and returning players are welcome 

CONTACT:
  Brian D Story
  8605105061
   bstory@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: ZOOM

There are 10 spaces available.

Saturday May 15, 2021
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Walking Group

Join Cindy for a 45 min. walk around the neighborhood near the library.  Please wear comfortable shoes and a mask.

Free and open to all.

Registration is suggested and is available one month prior to the event.

CONTACT: Cindy Baklik  860-395-3184  cbaklik@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sidewalk
There are 10 spaces available.

Join Cindy for a 45 min. walk around the neighborhood near the library.  Please wear comfortable shoes and a mask.

Free and open to all.

Registration is suggested and is available one month prior to the event.

CONTACT:
  Cindy Baklik
  860.395.3184
   cbaklik@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Sidewalk

There are 10 spaces available.

Monday May 17, 2021
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Grab 'N Go Craft of the Week for Kids

CONTACT: Acton Public Library Children's Department  8603953184  Childrens@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Curbside Pick Up
There are 23 spaces available.

CONTACT:
  Acton Public Library Children's Department
  8603953184
   Childrens@actonlibrary.org


LOCATION: Curbside Pick Up

There are 23 spaces available.

 
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Origami Grab 'N Go for Kids

Register for a Grab 'N Go origami craft for kids. There will be a new origami featured every week.

CONTACT: Children's Department  8603953184  Childrens@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Curbside Pick Up
There are many spaces available.

Register for a Grab 'N Go origami craft for kids. There will be a new origami featured every week.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  8603953184
   Childrens@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Curbside Pick Up

There are many spaces available.

 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
VIRTUAL - Coffee & Conversation

Join Cindy, using Zoom, for a virtual cup of coffee and join in a conversation started with conversation cards.

Free and open to all.

Registration is required and is available one month prior to the event.

CONTACT: Cindy Baklik  860-395-3184  cbaklik@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: ZOOM
There are 24 spaces available.

Join Cindy, using Zoom, for a virtual cup of coffee and join in a conversation started with conversation cards.

Free and open to all.

Registration is required and is available one month prior to the event.

CONTACT:
  Cindy Baklik
  860.395.3184
   cbaklik@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: ZOOM

There are 24 spaces available.

Tuesday May 18, 2021
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
YA YALL meeting

Join the Youth Act(i)on Library Legaue , become an ALLY and serve the library and its community.  Youth lead programs. Youth lead charity and Youth lead decisions that affect the YA collection and Programs here at Acton.
Come be a part of it. Twice monthly meetings. contact Brian Story at bstory@actonlibrary.org

CONTACT: Brian D Story  8605105061  bstory@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: ZOOM
There are 24 spaces available.

Join the Youth Act(i)on Library Legaue , become an ALLY and serve the library and its community.  Youth lead programs. Youth lead charity and Youth lead decisions that affect the YA collection and Programs here at Acton.
Come be a part of it. Twice monthly meetings. contact Brian Story at bstory@actonlibrary.org

CONTACT:
  Brian D Story
  8605105061
   bstory@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: ZOOM

There are 24 spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
VIRTUAL - Craft Night: Mandala Panel

Join Cindy to create a mandala panel.  Materials will be provided and available for pick up at the library starting May 10.

Free and open to all ages 14+.

Registration is required and is available one month prior to the event.

CONTACT: Cindy Baklik  860-395-3184  cbaklik@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: ZOOM
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

Join Cindy to create a mandala panel.  Materials will be provided and available for pick up at the library starting May 10.

Free and open to all ages 14+.

Registration is required and is available one month prior to the event.

CONTACT:
  Cindy Baklik
  860.395.3184
   cbaklik@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: ZOOM

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

Wednesday May 19, 2021
 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
VIRTUAL - Arlington National Cemetery

Join author Cynthia Parzych, through Zoom, as she presents Arlington National Cemetery.  Arlington National Cemetery, one of America's most important historical landmarks, is best known for more than 300,000 graves and famous monuments. But before this beautiful spot on the Potomac became a cemetery, it had a very interesting history entwined with the early history of the Virginia settlement and some of Virginia's first families including the Custis's, Lees, and Washingtons. Her talk, based on her book on the topic, will present the backstory of this iconic spot and highlight some of the stories of the interesting people who lived and were buried there.

Sponsored by the Friends of Acton Public Library.

Free and open to all.

Registration is reqluired and is available one month prior to the event.

CONTACT: Cindy Baklik  860-395-3184  cbaklik@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: ZOOM
There are 44 spaces available.

Join author Cynthia Parzych, through Zoom, as she presents Arlington National Cemetery.  Arlington National Cemetery, one of America's most important historical landmarks, is best known for more than 300,000 graves and famous monuments. But before this beautiful spot on the Potomac became a cemetery, it had a very interesting history entwined with the early history of the Virginia settlement and some of Virginia's first families including the Custis's, Lees, and Washingtons. Her talk, based on her book on the topic, will present the backstory of this iconic spot and highlight some of the stories of the interesting people who lived and were buried there.

Sponsored by the Friends of Acton Public Library.

Free and open to all.

Registration is reqluired and is available one month prior to the event.

CONTACT:
  Cindy Baklik
  860.395.3184
   cbaklik@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: ZOOM

There are 44 spaces available.

Thursday May 20, 2021
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
VIRTUAL - Writing Group

Join Fiona in this no pressure virtual writing group for all skill levels through Zoom.  This group's primary goal is to motivate each other and offer support.  This group will work on fiction, non-fiction and essay pieces using writing prompts and will workshop each other's pieces.

Free and open to all ages 18+.

Registration is required and is available one month prior to the event.

CONTACT: Cindy Baklik  860-395-3184  cbaklik@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: ZOOM
There are 11 spaces available.

Join Fiona in this no pressure virtual writing group for all skill levels through Zoom.  This group's primary goal is to motivate each other and offer support.  This group will work on fiction, non-fiction and essay pieces using writing prompts and will workshop each other's pieces.

Free and open to all ages 18+.

Registration is required and is available one month prior to the event.

CONTACT:
  Cindy Baklik
  860.395.3184
   cbaklik@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: ZOOM

There are 11 spaces available.

 
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3:15 PM - 4:25 PM
YA Game Day: Kahoot Trivia

Can you take down our reigning King and Queen?  Join us and test your wit and wisdom. 
Please register prior to game time for ZOOM Link. 

CONTACT: Brian D Story  8605105061  bstory@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: ZOOM
There are 24 spaces available.

Can you take down our reigning King and Queen?  Join us and test your wit and wisdom. 
Please register prior to game time for ZOOM Link. 

CONTACT:
  Brian D Story
  8605105061
   bstory@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: ZOOM

There are 24 spaces available.

 
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
YA Check in Chat and Book Club

A chance to gossip and chat about the latest episodes, books and comics  and whatever else is on your mind. A safe and spoiler filled space 

CONTACT: Brian D Story  8605105061  bstory@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: ZOOM
There are 24 spaces available.

A chance to gossip and chat about the latest episodes, books and comics  and whatever else is on your mind. A safe and spoiler filled space 

CONTACT:
  Brian D Story
  8605105061
   bstory@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: ZOOM

There are 24 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
VIRTUAL - Poetry Night

Join us through Zoom, for the presentation of the winners of the 27th Annual Poetry Competition. 

69 poems were submitted from 35 participants from 12 towns in the following categories: Grades 1-3, Grades 4-6, Grades 7-8, Grades 9-12, Adult & Sonnet. 

Final judges, Old Saybrook Poet Laureate, Pat O'Brien and Nan Meneely will present the winners who will then read their poems.

Free and open to all.

Registration is required and is available one month prior to the event.

CONTACT: Cindy Baklik  860-395-3184  cbaklik@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: ZOOM
There are 50 spaces available.

Join us through Zoom, for the presentation of the winners of the 27th Annual Poetry Competition. 

69 poems were submitted from 35 participants from 12 towns in the following categories: Grades 1-3, Grades 4-6, Grades 7-8, Grades 9-12, Adult & Sonnet. 

Final judges, Old Saybrook Poet Laureate, Pat O'Brien and Nan Meneely will present the winners who will then read their poems.

Free and open to all.

Registration is required and is available one month prior to the event.

CONTACT:
  Cindy Baklik
  860.395.3184
   cbaklik@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: ZOOM

There are 50 spaces available.

Friday May 21, 2021
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Rise and Shine Story Time on the Lawn

Join Miss Chloe for a Rise and Shine Story Time on the lawn, weather permitting. Please bring a blanket and wear a mask when crossing the lawn. 

Registration is required; space is limited.

CONTACT: Chloe Parrington  8603953184  cparrington@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Lawn
Registration will begin on Sunday, May 16, 2021 at 10:00 AM     

Join Miss Chloe for a Rise and Shine Story Time on the lawn, weather permitting. Please bring a blanket and wear a mask when crossing the lawn. 

Registration is required; space is limited.

CONTACT:
  Chloe Parrington
  8603953184
   cparrington@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Library Lawn

Registration will begin on Sunday, May 16, 2021 at 10:00 AM     

 
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2:45 PM - 5:00 PM
YA Game Day: Dungeons and Dragons REMOTE*

Whats your chracter? have you the Strength, Dexterity, Wisdom or Constitution to save the party? Complete the quest? Manifest your magick? Join us.
New and returning players are welcome 

CONTACT: Brian D Story  8605105061  bstory@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: ZOOM
There are 12 spaces available.

Whats your chracter? have you the Strength, Dexterity, Wisdom or Constitution to save the party? Complete the quest? Manifest your magick? Join us.
New and returning players are welcome 

CONTACT:
  Brian D Story
  8605105061
   bstory@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: ZOOM

There are 12 spaces available.

Saturday May 22, 2021
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Walking Group

Join Cindy for a 45 min. walk around the neighborhood near the library.  Please wear comfortable shoes and a mask.

Free and open to all.

Registration is suggested and is available one month prior to the event.

CONTACT: Cindy Baklik  860-395-3184  cbaklik@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Sidewalk
There are 11 spaces available.

Join Cindy for a 45 min. walk around the neighborhood near the library.  Please wear comfortable shoes and a mask.

Free and open to all.

Registration is suggested and is available one month prior to the event.

CONTACT:
  Cindy Baklik
  860.395.3184
   cbaklik@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Sidewalk

There are 11 spaces available.

Monday May 24, 2021
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Grab 'N Go Craft of the Week for Kids

Grab 'N Go Crafts for Kids are available for pick-up. A new craft will be featured every week!

Register or call us at 860-395-3184.

CONTACT: Acton Public Library Children's Department  8603953184  Childrens@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Curbside Pick Up
There are 22 spaces available.

Grab 'N Go Crafts for Kids are available for pick-up. A new craft will be featured every week!

Register or call us at 860-395-3184.

CONTACT:
  Acton Public Library Children's Department
  8603953184
   Childrens@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Curbside Pick Up

There are 22 spaces available.

 
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Origami Grab 'N Go for Kids

Register for a Grab 'N Go origami craft for kids. There will be a new origami featured every week.

CONTACT: Children's Department  8603953184  Childrens@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Curbside Pick Up
There are many spaces available.

Register for a Grab 'N Go origami craft for kids. There will be a new origami featured every week.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  8603953184
   Childrens@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Curbside Pick Up

There are many spaces available.

 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
VIRTUAL - Coffee & Conversation

Join Cindy, using Zoom, for a virtual cup of coffee and join in a conversation started with conversation cards.

Free and open to all.

Registration is required and is available one month prior to the event.

CONTACT: Cindy Baklik  860-395-3184  cbaklik@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: ZOOM
There are 24 spaces available.

Join Cindy, using Zoom, for a virtual cup of coffee and join in a conversation started with conversation cards.

Free and open to all.

Registration is required and is available one month prior to the event.

CONTACT:
  Cindy Baklik
  860.395.3184
   cbaklik@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: ZOOM

There are 24 spaces available.

 
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4:05 PM - 4:45 PM
Monthly Mindful Mondays - Guided Meditations with B D Story

Join YA librarian and experienced facilitator, Brian, for a brief guided meditation and creative visualization session. 

CONTACT: Brian D Story  8605105061  bstory@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: ZOOM
There are 24 spaces available.

Join YA librarian and experienced facilitator, Brian, for a brief guided meditation and creative visualization session. 

CONTACT:
  Brian D Story
  8605105061
   bstory@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: ZOOM

There are 24 spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
VIRTUAL - Social Justice Book Discussion

For our second discussion we will be reading the Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. This discussion will be facilitated by Elijah Manning from Inclusive Education, LLC. Copies of the book (hardcover, audio or the movie version) can be checked out at the circulation desk, or can be found in digital format on Hoopla hoopladigital.com with your library card.

 

Please register for the discussion to be sent the Zoom link. Feel free to forward questions or book discussion points to Amanda abrouwer@actonlibrary.org

CONTACT: Amanda Brouwer  8603888924  abrouwer@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: ZOOM
There are 31 spaces available.

For our second discussion we will be reading the Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. This discussion will be facilitated by Elijah Manning from Inclusive Education, LLC. Copies of the book (hardcover, audio or the movie version) can be checked out at the circulation desk, or can be found in digital format on Hoopla hoopladigital.com with your library card.

 

Please register for the discussion to be sent the Zoom link. Feel free to forward questions or book discussion points to Amanda abrouwer@actonlibrary.org

CONTACT:
  Amanda Brouwer
  8603888924
   abrouwer@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: ZOOM

There are 31 spaces available.

Tuesday May 25, 2021
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
VIRTUAL - Cookbook Club: On a Roll: How to Make Sushi!

The Healthy Vegan Cookbook author, Colin McCullough, will present On a Roll: How to Make Sushi!, through Zoom.

In this class he will go over sushi-rolling basics and roll up some great vegetarian nori rolls!  If you've ever wondered how to roll up your own sushi at home, this is the class for you!

Sponsored by the Friends of Acton Public Library.

Free and open to all.

Registration is required and is available one month prior to the event.

CONTACT: Cindy Baklik  860-395-3184  cbaklik@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: ZOOM
There are 91 spaces available.

The Healthy Vegan Cookbook author, Colin McCullough, will present On a Roll: How to Make Sushi!, through Zoom.

In this class he will go over sushi-rolling basics and roll up some great vegetarian nori rolls!  If you've ever wondered how to roll up your own sushi at home, this is the class for you!

Sponsored by the Friends of Acton Public Library.

Free and open to all.

Registration is required and is available one month prior to the event.

CONTACT:
  Cindy Baklik
  860.395.3184
   cbaklik@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: ZOOM

There are 91 spaces available.

Wednesday May 26, 2021
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Mystery Book Club (on the lawn)

 

This group meets the fourth Wednesday of the month on the lawn of the library.  This month's title is A Beautiful Blue Death  by Charles Finch.
 
In case of inclement weather, the group will meet the following week.
 
Free and open to all.
 
No registration required.
CONTACT: Cindy Baklik  860-395-3184  cbaklik@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Lawn

 

This group meets the fourth Wednesday of the month on the lawn of the library.  This month's title is A Beautiful Blue Death  by Charles Finch.
 
In case of inclement weather, the group will meet the following week.
 
Free and open to all.
 
No registration required.
CONTACT:
  Cindy Baklik
  860.395.3184
   cbaklik@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Library Lawn

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
VIRTUAL - Game Night: Blank Slate

Join Cindy, through Zoom, for a different game each month.  This month we will be playing Blank Slate.  

Players need to fill in the blank.  If exactly 2 players have the same word, they each get 3 points.  If 3 or more players have the same word, they each get 1 point.  If there is no match, there is no point.  The first player to 25 points wins!

Free and open to all ages 14+.

Registration is required and available one month prior to the event.

CONTACT: Cindy Baklik  860-395-3184  cbaklik@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: ZOOM
There are 12 spaces available.

Join Cindy, through Zoom, for a different game each month.  This month we will be playing Blank Slate.  

Players need to fill in the blank.  If exactly 2 players have the same word, they each get 3 points.  If 3 or more players have the same word, they each get 1 point.  If there is no match, there is no point.  The first player to 25 points wins!

Free and open to all ages 14+.

Registration is required and available one month prior to the event.

CONTACT:
  Cindy Baklik
  860.395.3184
   cbaklik@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: ZOOM

There are 12 spaces available.

Thursday May 27, 2021
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
VIRTUAL - Genealogy Interest Group

 This program will be held using Zoom.

Come explore your family roots! Meet with other patrons who are gathering information about their family trees and learn about the research databases that are available to you here at the library, including Ancestry Library Edition and Newsbank.

Meetings are on 2nd & 4th Thursdays each month with the library's cataloger, Donna Tappin. Whether you are a beginner or have been researching for years, here is an opportunity to 'tune-up' your current research skills or learn something new about family history research.
 
Free and open to all.
 
Registration is required and is available one month prior to the event.
CONTACT: Cindy Baklik  860-395-3184  cbaklik@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: ZOOM
There are 9 spaces available.

 This program will be held using Zoom.

Come explore your family roots! Meet with other patrons who are gathering information about their family trees and learn about the research databases that are available to you here at the library, including Ancestry Library Edition and Newsbank.

Meetings are on 2nd & 4th Thursdays each month with the library's cataloger, Donna Tappin. Whether you are a beginner or have been researching for years, here is an opportunity to 'tune-up' your current research skills or learn something new about family history research.
 
Free and open to all.
 
Registration is required and is available one month prior to the event.
CONTACT:
  Cindy Baklik
  860.395.3184
   cbaklik@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: ZOOM

There are 9 spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
VIRTUAL - Writing Group

Join Fiona in this no pressure virtual writing group for all skill levels through Zoom.  This group's primary goal is to motivate each other and offer support.  This group will work on fiction, non-fiction and essay pieces using writing prompts and will workshop each other's pieces.

Free and open to all ages 18+.

Registration is required and is available one month prior to the event.

CONTACT: Cindy Baklik  860-395-3184  cbaklik@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: ZOOM
There are 11 spaces available.

Join Fiona in this no pressure virtual writing group for all skill levels through Zoom.  This group's primary goal is to motivate each other and offer support.  This group will work on fiction, non-fiction and essay pieces using writing prompts and will workshop each other's pieces.

Free and open to all ages 18+.

Registration is required and is available one month prior to the event.

CONTACT:
  Cindy Baklik
  860.395.3184
   cbaklik@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: ZOOM

There are 11 spaces available.

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
YA Girls Who Code Meetup

Learn to Code. Change the world.
New and returning faces are always welcome.
Join a welcoming cohort of young ladies with a variety of skill levels and experiences with game development and coding. 

CONTACT: Brian D Story  8605105061  bstory@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: ZOOM
There are 24 spaces available.

Learn to Code. Change the world.
New and returning faces are always welcome.
Join a welcoming cohort of young ladies with a variety of skill levels and experiences with game development and coding. 

CONTACT:
  Brian D Story
  8605105061
   bstory@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: ZOOM

There are 24 spaces available.

 
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5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
VIRTUAL - Friends Annual Meeting: Liz Petry: The James Family Letters

Following the Friends Annual Meeting at 5:30, Liz Petry will discuss, The James Family Letters, followed by a 10-minute clip of the documentary. There will also be some time for questions.

Free and open to all.

Registration is required and is available one month prior to the event.

 

CONTACT: Cindy Baklik  860-395-3184  cbaklik@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: ZOOM
There are 38 spaces available.

Following the Friends Annual Meeting at 5:30, Liz Petry will discuss, The James Family Letters, followed by a 10-minute clip of the documentary. There will also be some time for questions.

Free and open to all.

Registration is required and is available one month prior to the event.

 

CONTACT:
  Cindy Baklik
  860.395.3184
   cbaklik@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: ZOOM

There are 38 spaces available.

Friday May 28, 2021
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Rise and Shine Story Time on the Lawn

Join Miss Chloe for a Rise and Shine Story Time on the lawn, weather permitting. Please bring a blanket and wear a mask when crossing the lawn. 

Registration is required; space will be limited.

 

CONTACT: Chloe Parrington  8603953184  cparrington@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Lawn
Registration will begin on Sunday, May 23, 2021 at 10:00 AM     

Join Miss Chloe for a Rise and Shine Story Time on the lawn, weather permitting. Please bring a blanket and wear a mask when crossing the lawn. 

Registration is required; space will be limited.

 

CONTACT:
  Chloe Parrington
  8603953184
   cparrington@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Library Lawn

Registration will begin on Sunday, May 23, 2021 at 10:00 AM     

 
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2:45 PM - 5:00 PM
YA Game Day: Dungeons and Dragons REMOTE*

Whats your chracter? have you the Strength, Dexterity, Wisdom or Constitution to save the party? Complete the quest? Manifest your magick? Join us.
New and returning players are welcome 

CONTACT: Brian D Story  8605105061  bstory@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: ZOOM
There are 12 spaces available.

Whats your chracter? have you the Strength, Dexterity, Wisdom or Constitution to save the party? Complete the quest? Manifest your magick? Join us.
New and returning players are welcome 

CONTACT:
  Brian D Story
  8605105061
   bstory@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: ZOOM

There are 12 spaces available.

Tuesday June 1, 2021
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Grab 'N Go Crafts for Kids

Grab 'N Go Crafts for Kids are available for pick-up. A new craft will be featured every week!

Register or call us at 860-395-3184.

CONTACT: Acton Public Library Children's Department  8603953184  Childrens@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Curbside Pick Up
There are 28 spaces available.

Grab 'N Go Crafts for Kids are available for pick-up. A new craft will be featured every week!

Register or call us at 860-395-3184.

CONTACT:
  Acton Public Library Children's Department
  8603953184
   Childrens@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Curbside Pick Up

There are 28 spaces available.

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
YA YALL meeting

Join the Youth Act(i)on Library Legaue , become an ALLY and serve the library and its community.  Youth lead programs. Youth lead charity and Youth lead decisions that affect the YA collection and Programs here at Acton.
Come be a part of it. Twice monthly meetings. contact Brian Story at bstory@actonlibrary.org

CONTACT: Brian D Story  8605105061  bstory@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: ZOOM
There are 24 spaces available.

Join the Youth Act(i)on Library Legaue , become an ALLY and serve the library and its community.  Youth lead programs. Youth lead charity and Youth lead decisions that affect the YA collection and Programs here at Acton.
Come be a part of it. Twice monthly meetings. contact Brian Story at bstory@actonlibrary.org

CONTACT:
  Brian D Story
  8605105061
   bstory@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: ZOOM

There are 24 spaces available.

Wednesday June 2, 2021
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Wednesday Book Discussion Group

This group meets the first Wednesday of the month.  They will meet at the gazebo in front of Town Hall for the spring/summer.  Please bring your own chair.  In case of inclement weather, they will meet through Zoom.

This month's book is American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins.

Free and open to all.

Registration is required and is available one month prior to the event.

CONTACT: Cindy Baklik  860-395-3184  cbaklik@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: TOWN HALL GREEN
There are 20 spaces available.

This group meets the first Wednesday of the month.  They will meet at the gazebo in front of Town Hall for the spring/summer.  Please bring your own chair.  In case of inclement weather, they will meet through Zoom.

This month's book is American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins.

Free and open to all.

Registration is required and is available one month prior to the event.

CONTACT:
  Cindy Baklik
  860.395.3184
   cbaklik@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: TOWN HALL GREEN

There are 20 spaces available.

Thursday June 3, 2021
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
VIRTUAL - Writing Group

Join Fiona in this no pressure virtual writing group for all skill levels through Zoom.  This group's primary goal is to motivate each other and offer support.  This group will work on fiction, non-fiction and essay pieces using writing prompts and will workshop each other's pieces.

Free and open to all ages 18+.

Registration is required and is available one month prior to the event.

CONTACT: Cindy Baklik  860-395-3184  cbaklik@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: ZOOM
There are 12 spaces available.

Join Fiona in this no pressure virtual writing group for all skill levels through Zoom.  This group's primary goal is to motivate each other and offer support.  This group will work on fiction, non-fiction and essay pieces using writing prompts and will workshop each other's pieces.

Free and open to all ages 18+.

Registration is required and is available one month prior to the event.

CONTACT:
  Cindy Baklik
  860.395.3184
   cbaklik@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: ZOOM

There are 12 spaces available.

Friday June 4, 2021
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Rise and Shine Story Time on the Lawn

Join Miss Chloe for a Rise and Shine Story Time on the lawn, weather permitting. Please bring a blanket and wear a mask when crossing the lawn.

Registration is required; space is limited.

 

CONTACT: Chloe Parrington  8603953184  cparrington@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Lawn
Registration will begin on Sunday, May 30, 2021 at 10:00 AM     

Join Miss Chloe for a Rise and Shine Story Time on the lawn, weather permitting. Please bring a blanket and wear a mask when crossing the lawn.

Registration is required; space is limited.

 

CONTACT:
  Chloe Parrington
  8603953184
   cparrington@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Library Lawn

Registration will begin on Sunday, May 30, 2021 at 10:00 AM     

 
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2:45 PM - 5:00 PM
YA Game Day: Dungeons and Dragons REMOTE*

Whats your chracter? have you the Strength, Dexterity, Wisdom or Constitution to save the party? Complete the quest? Manifest your magick? Join us.
New and returning players are welcome 

CONTACT: Brian D Story  8605105061  bstory@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: ZOOM
There are 12 spaces available.

Whats your chracter? have you the Strength, Dexterity, Wisdom or Constitution to save the party? Complete the quest? Manifest your magick? Join us.
New and returning players are welcome 

CONTACT:
  Brian D Story
  8605105061
   bstory@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: ZOOM

There are 12 spaces available.

Monday June 7, 2021
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Grab 'N Go Crafts for Kids

Grab 'N Go Crafts for Kids are available for pick-up. A new craft will be featured every week!

Register or call us at 860-395-3184.

CONTACT: Acton Public Library Children's Department  8603953184  Childrens@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Curbside Pick Up
There are 27 spaces available.

Grab 'N Go Crafts for Kids are available for pick-up. A new craft will be featured every week!

Register or call us at 860-395-3184.

CONTACT:
  Acton Public Library Children's Department
  8603953184
   Childrens@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Curbside Pick Up

There are 27 spaces available.

 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
VIRTUAL - Coffee & Conversation

Join Cindy, using Zoom, for a virtual cup of coffee and join in a conversation started with conversation cards.

Free and open to all.

Registration is required and is available one month prior to the event.

CONTACT: Cindy Baklik  860-395-3184  cbaklik@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: ZOOM
There are 24 spaces available.

Join Cindy, using Zoom, for a virtual cup of coffee and join in a conversation started with conversation cards.

Free and open to all.

Registration is required and is available one month prior to the event.

CONTACT:
  Cindy Baklik
  860.395.3184
   cbaklik@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: ZOOM

There are 24 spaces available.

Wednesday June 9, 2021
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
VIRTUAL - Game Night: Ultimate Pub Trivia

Join Cindy for Ultimate Pub Trivia using Zoom.  Match wits on topics like pop culture, technology and history.

Free and open to all ages 14+.
 
Registration is required and is available one month prior to the event.
CONTACT: Cindy Baklik  860-395-3184  cbaklik@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: ZOOM
There are 12 spaces available.

Join Cindy for Ultimate Pub Trivia using Zoom.  Match wits on topics like pop culture, technology and history.

Free and open to all ages 14+.
 
Registration is required and is available one month prior to the event.
CONTACT:
  Cindy Baklik
  860.395.3184
   cbaklik@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: ZOOM

There are 12 spaces available.

Thursday June 10, 2021
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
VIRTUAL - Genealogy Interest Group

 This program will be held using Zoom.

Come explore your family roots! Meet with other patrons who are gathering information about their family trees and learn about the research databases that are available to you here at the library, including Ancestry Library Edition and Newsbank.

Meetings are on 2nd & 4th Thursdays each month with the library's cataloger, Donna Tappin. Whether you are a beginner or have been researching for years, here is an opportunity to 'tune-up' your current research skills or learn something new about family history research.
 
Free and open to all.
 
Registration is required and is available one month prior to the event.
CONTACT: Cindy Baklik  860-395-3184  cbaklik@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: ZOOM
There are 12 spaces available.

 This program will be held using Zoom.

Come explore your family roots! Meet with other patrons who are gathering information about their family trees and learn about the research databases that are available to you here at the library, including Ancestry Library Edition and Newsbank.

Meetings are on 2nd & 4th Thursdays each month with the library's cataloger, Donna Tappin. Whether you are a beginner or have been researching for years, here is an opportunity to 'tune-up' your current research skills or learn something new about family history research.
 
Free and open to all.
 
Registration is required and is available one month prior to the event.
CONTACT:
  Cindy Baklik
  860.395.3184
   cbaklik@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: ZOOM

There are 12 spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
VIRTUAL - Writing Group

Join Fiona in this no pressure virtual writing group for all skill levels through Zoom.  This group's primary goal is to motivate each other and offer support.  This group will work on fiction, non-fiction and essay pieces using writing prompts and will workshop each other's pieces.

Free and open to all ages 18+.

Registration is required and is available one month prior to the event.

CONTACT: Cindy Baklik  860-395-3184  cbaklik@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: ZOOM
There are 12 spaces available.

Join Fiona in this no pressure virtual writing group for all skill levels through Zoom.  This group's primary goal is to motivate each other and offer support.  This group will work on fiction, non-fiction and essay pieces using writing prompts and will workshop each other's pieces.

Free and open to all ages 18+.

Registration is required and is available one month prior to the event.

CONTACT:
  Cindy Baklik
  860.395.3184
   cbaklik@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: ZOOM

There are 12 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Books on Tap Book Club

 

Join Lisa, Acton Library's Head of Circulation, at 30 Mile Brewing Co., to discuss The Stranger by Harlan Coben.

Free and open to all ages 21+.  

Registration is required and is available one month prior to the event.

CONTACT: Cindy Baklik  860-395-3184  cbaklik@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: 30 Mile Brewing Co.
There are 22 spaces available.

 

Join Lisa, Acton Library's Head of Circulation, at 30 Mile Brewing Co., to discuss The Stranger by Harlan Coben.

Free and open to all ages 21+.  

Registration is required and is available one month prior to the event.

CONTACT:
  Cindy Baklik
  860.395.3184
   cbaklik@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: 30 Mile Brewing Co.

There are 22 spaces available.

Friday June 11, 2021
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Rise and Shine Story Time on the Lawn

Join Miss Chloe for a Rise and Shine Story Time on the lawn, weather permitting. Please bring a blanket and wear a mask when crossing the lawn.

Registration is required; space is limited.

 

CONTACT: Chloe Parrington  8603953184  cparrington@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Lawn
Registration will begin on Sunday, June 6, 2021 at 10:00 AM     

Join Miss Chloe for a Rise and Shine Story Time on the lawn, weather permitting. Please bring a blanket and wear a mask when crossing the lawn.

Registration is required; space is limited.

 

CONTACT:
  Chloe Parrington
  8603953184
   cparrington@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Library Lawn

Registration will begin on Sunday, June 6, 2021 at 10:00 AM     

 
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2:45 PM - 5:00 PM
YA Game Day: Dungeons and Dragons REMOTE*

Whats your chracter? have you the Strength, Dexterity, Wisdom or Constitution to save the party? Complete the quest? Manifest your magick? Join us.
New and returning players are welcome 

CONTACT: Brian D Story  8605105061  bstory@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: ZOOM
There are 12 spaces available.

Whats your chracter? have you the Strength, Dexterity, Wisdom or Constitution to save the party? Complete the quest? Manifest your magick? Join us.
New and returning players are welcome 

CONTACT:
  Brian D Story
  8605105061
   bstory@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: ZOOM

There are 12 spaces available.

Saturday June 12, 2021
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
YA Event- Summer Launch. Field Day Breakfast Smoothie Kickoff

Time to move our Tails and tell our Tales of glory! 

Join Us For Our Summer Learning Program Field Day Kickoff Events

            Start the day with Kathy Cobb in our outdoor "kitchen" whipping up a breakfast smoothie demo

10:30 am Registration Required.

Masks required. All relevant Covid 19 protocols will be observed.

***We will not use any nuts or eggs - but will use dairy - e.g., yogurt. ***

 

 11:30 Gather for field Day games. Get team assignments

12:00 Angry Birds

@1:00 Relays..what kind? oooooh wouldnt youuu like to know?

Bragging rights and Prizes?! 

3pm end and cleanup

CONTACT: Brian D Story  8605105061  bstory@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Teen Space and Patio
There are 25 spaces available.

Time to move our Tails and tell our Tales of glory! 

Join Us For Our Summer Learning Program Field Day Kickoff Events

            Start the day with Kathy Cobb in our outdoor "kitchen" whipping up a breakfast smoothie demo

10:30 am Registration Required.

Masks required. All relevant Covid 19 protocols will be observed.

***We will not use any nuts or eggs - but will use dairy - e.g., yogurt. ***

 

 11:30 Gather for field Day games. Get team assignments

12:00 Angry Birds

@1:00 Relays..what kind? oooooh wouldnt youuu like to know?

Bragging rights and Prizes?! 

3pm end and cleanup

CONTACT:
  Brian D Story
  8605105061
   bstory@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Teen Space and Patio

There are 25 spaces available.

 
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11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
YA Event- Summer Launch. Field Day Kickoff. Gathering Of the Teams

Time to move our Tails and tell our Tales of glory! 

Join Us For Our Summer Learning Program Field Day Kickoff Events

            Start the day with Kathy Cobb in our outdoor "kitchen" whipping up a breakfast smoothie demo

10:30 am Registration Required.

All relevant Covid 19 protocols will be observed.

 11:30 Gather for field Day games. Get team assignments

12:00 Angry Birds

@1:00 Relays..what kind? oooooh wouldnt youuu like to know?

Bragging rights and Prizes?! 

3pm end and cleanup

CONTACT: Brian D Story  8605105061  bstory@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Goodwin Field Next to Library Lot

Time to move our Tails and tell our Tales of glory! 

Join Us For Our Summer Learning Program Field Day Kickoff Events

            Start the day with Kathy Cobb in our outdoor "kitchen" whipping up a breakfast smoothie demo

10:30 am Registration Required.

All relevant Covid 19 protocols will be observed.

 11:30 Gather for field Day games. Get team assignments

12:00 Angry Birds

@1:00 Relays..what kind? oooooh wouldnt youuu like to know?

Bragging rights and Prizes?! 

3pm end and cleanup

CONTACT:
  Brian D Story
  8605105061
   bstory@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Goodwin Field Next to Library Lot

 
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12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
YA Event- Summer Launch. Field Day Kickoff. Angry Birds Fast Tourney

Time to move our Tails and tell our Tales of glory! 

Join Us For Our Summer Learning Program Field Day Kickoff Events

            Start the day with Kathy Cobb in our outdoor "kitchen" whipping up a breakfast smoothie demo

10:30 am Registration Required.

All relevant Covid 19 protocols will be observed.

 11:30 Gather for field Day games. Get team assignments

12:00 Angry Birds: Goodwin school field Adjacent to the Library Lot

      Gather your 3 Person teams in an attempt to take out your opponents castle and piggies with your 3 best shots. Use of 3 person launcher required (provided).

 Registration Required. Masks Required. All relevant Covid 19 protocols will be observed.

@1:30 Relays..what kind? oooooh wouldnt youuu like to know?

Bragging rights and Prizes?! 

3pm end and cleanup

CONTACT: Brian D Story  8605105061  bstory@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Goodwin Field Next to Library Lot
There are 50 spaces available.

Time to move our Tails and tell our Tales of glory! 

Join Us For Our Summer Learning Program Field Day Kickoff Events

            Start the day with Kathy Cobb in our outdoor "kitchen" whipping up a breakfast smoothie demo

10:30 am Registration Required.

All relevant Covid 19 protocols will be observed.

 11:30 Gather for field Day games. Get team assignments

12:00 Angry Birds: Goodwin school field Adjacent to the Library Lot

      Gather your 3 Person teams in an attempt to take out your opponents castle and piggies with your 3 best shots. Use of 3 person launcher required (provided).

 Registration Required. Masks Required. All relevant Covid 19 protocols will be observed.

@1:30 Relays..what kind? oooooh wouldnt youuu like to know?

Bragging rights and Prizes?! 

3pm end and cleanup

CONTACT:
  Brian D Story
  8605105061
   bstory@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Goodwin Field Next to Library Lot

There are 50 spaces available.

 
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1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
YA Event- Summer Launch. Field Day Kickoff. Relay Rally

Time to move our Tails and tell our Tales of glory! 

Join Us For Our Summer Learning Program Field Day Kickoff Events

            Start the day with Kathy Cobb in our outdoor "kitchen" whipping up a breakfast smoothie demo

10:30 am Registration Required.

All relevant Covid 19 protocols will be observed.

 11:30 Gather for field Day games. Get team assignments

12:00 Angry Birds: Goodwin school field Adjacent to the Library Lot

      Gather your 3 Person teams in an attempt to take out your opponents castle and piggies with your 3 best shots. Use of 3 person launcher required (provided).

 Registration Required. Masks Required. All relevant Covid 19 protocols will be observed.

@1:30 Relay Rally..what kind of Relay Races? OOOoooooh wouldnt youuu like to know?

Join us for various games, races and competitions. Teams of 2, 3,  or more based on attendance

 Registration Required. Masks Required. All relevant Covid 19 protocols will be observed.

After

Bragging rights and Prizes?! Fame and Glory?

3pm end and cleanup

CONTACT: Brian D Story  8605105061  bstory@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Goodwin Field Next to Library Lot
There are 50 spaces available.

Time to move our Tails and tell our Tales of glory! 

Join Us For Our Summer Learning Program Field Day Kickoff Events

            Start the day with Kathy Cobb in our outdoor "kitchen" whipping up a breakfast smoothie demo

10:30 am Registration Required.

All relevant Covid 19 protocols will be observed.

 11:30 Gather for field Day games. Get team assignments

12:00 Angry Birds: Goodwin school field Adjacent to the Library Lot

      Gather your 3 Person teams in an attempt to take out your opponents castle and piggies with your 3 best shots. Use of 3 person launcher required (provided).

 Registration Required. Masks Required. All relevant Covid 19 protocols will be observed.

@1:30 Relay Rally..what kind of Relay Races? OOOoooooh wouldnt youuu like to know?

Join us for various games, races and competitions. Teams of 2, 3,  or more based on attendance

 Registration Required. Masks Required. All relevant Covid 19 protocols will be observed.

After

Bragging rights and Prizes?! Fame and Glory?

3pm end and cleanup

CONTACT:
  Brian D Story
  8605105061
   bstory@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Goodwin Field Next to Library Lot

There are 50 spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Adult Grab & Go Craft: String Art

Pickup an Adult Grab & Go Craft Kit, June 7 - 11, to make string art on your own at home.  Materials are provided.  You will also need scissors.

A demo will be held on Sat. June 12 at 2:00 through Zoom.  A link will be sent to all who registered for the kit.

Free and open to all.

Registration is required and is available one month prior to the event.

CONTACT: Cindy Baklik  860-395-3184  cbaklik@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: ZOOM
There are 17 spaces available.

Pickup an Adult Grab & Go Craft Kit, June 7 - 11, to make string art on your own at home.  Materials are provided.  You will also need scissors.

A demo will be held on Sat. June 12 at 2:00 through Zoom.  A link will be sent to all who registered for the kit.

Free and open to all.

Registration is required and is available one month prior to the event.

CONTACT:
  Cindy Baklik
  860.395.3184
   cbaklik@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: ZOOM

There are 17 spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Jamilah Henna Creations

Kids in Grades 4 - 7! Jamilah Henna Creations will be on the lawn of the library to create a beautiful henna art design on your hand or arm. You can choose a 15 minute time slot between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m.

Please observe mask and social distancing protocols. Free and open to all children in Grades 4 through 7. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; SPACE IS LIMITED. After registration, you will be called with your time slot.

ALL CHILDREN UNDER AGE 12 MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A RESPONSIBLE ADULT OVER AGE 18, AT ALL TIMES.

RAIN DATE: June 19. 

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-395-3184  Childrens@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Lawn/Or Raindate
Registration will begin on Monday, June 7, 2021 at 10:00 AM     

Kids in Grades 4 - 7! Jamilah Henna Creations will be on the lawn of the library to create a beautiful henna art design on your hand or arm. You can choose a 15 minute time slot between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m.

Please observe mask and social distancing protocols. Free and open to all children in Grades 4 through 7. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; SPACE IS LIMITED. After registration, you will be called with your time slot.

ALL CHILDREN UNDER AGE 12 MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A RESPONSIBLE ADULT OVER AGE 18, AT ALL TIMES.

RAIN DATE: June 19. 

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.395.3184
   Childrens@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Library Lawn/Or Raindate

Registration will begin on Monday, June 7, 2021 at 10:00 AM     

Monday June 14, 2021
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Grab 'N Go Crafts for Kids

Grab 'N Go Crafts for Kids are available for pick-up. A new craft will be featured every week!

Register or call us at 860-395-3184.

CONTACT: Acton Public Library Children's Department  8603953184  Childrens@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Curbside Pick Up
There are 26 spaces available.

Grab 'N Go Crafts for Kids are available for pick-up. A new craft will be featured every week!

Register or call us at 860-395-3184.

CONTACT:
  Acton Public Library Children's Department
  8603953184
   Childrens@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Curbside Pick Up

There are 26 spaces available.

 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
VIRTUAL - Coffee & Conversation

Join Cindy, using Zoom, for a virtual cup of coffee and join in a conversation started with converstion cards.

Free and open to all.

Registration is required and is available one month prior to the event.

CONTACT: Cindy Baklik  860-395-3184  cbaklik@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: ZOOM
There are 24 spaces available.

Join Cindy, using Zoom, for a virtual cup of coffee and join in a conversation started with converstion cards.

Free and open to all.

Registration is required and is available one month prior to the event.

CONTACT:
  Cindy Baklik
  860.395.3184
   cbaklik@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: ZOOM

There are 24 spaces available.

Tuesday June 15, 2021
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
YA YALL meeting

Join the Youth Act(i)on Library Legaue , become an ALLY and serve the library and its community.  Youth lead programs. Youth lead charity and Youth lead decisions that affect the YA collection and Programs here at Acton.
Come be a part of it. Twice monthly meetings. contact Brian Story at bstory@actonlibrary.org

CONTACT: Brian D Story  8605105061  bstory@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: ZOOM
There are 24 spaces available.

Join the Youth Act(i)on Library Legaue , become an ALLY and serve the library and its community.  Youth lead programs. Youth lead charity and Youth lead decisions that affect the YA collection and Programs here at Acton.
Come be a part of it. Twice monthly meetings. contact Brian Story at bstory@actonlibrary.org

CONTACT:
  Brian D Story
  8605105061
   bstory@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: ZOOM

There are 24 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
VIRTUAL - Craft Night: Paint Night

Pam Halligan of Pam's Picassos, will teach you step-by-step, through Zoom, to create a beach sunset painting.

All materials will be provided and will need to be picked up at the library starting June 7.

Sponsored by the Friends of Acton Public Library.

Free and open to all ages 14+.

Registration is required and is available one month prior to the event.

 

CONTACT: Cindy Baklik  860-395-3184  cbaklik@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: ZOOM
Registration will begin on Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 12:01 AM     

Pam Halligan of Pam's Picassos, will teach you step-by-step, through Zoom, to create a beach sunset painting.

All materials will be provided and will need to be picked up at the library starting June 7.

Sponsored by the Friends of Acton Public Library.

Free and open to all ages 14+.

Registration is required and is available one month prior to the event.

 

CONTACT:
  Cindy Baklik
  860.395.3184
   cbaklik@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: ZOOM

Registration will begin on Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 12:01 AM     

Wednesday June 16, 2021
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
VIRTUAL - Writing Group

Join Fiona in this no pressure virtual writing group for all skill levels through Zoom.  This group's primary goal is to motivate each other and offer support.  This group will work on fiction, non-fiction and essay pieces using writing prompts and will workshop each other's pieces.

Free and open to all ages 18+.

Registration is required and is available one month prior to the event.

CONTACT: Cindy Baklik  860-395-3184  cbaklik@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: ZOOM
Registration will begin on Sunday, May 16, 2021 at 12:01 AM     

Join Fiona in this no pressure virtual writing group for all skill levels through Zoom.  This group's primary goal is to motivate each other and offer support.  This group will work on fiction, non-fiction and essay pieces using writing prompts and will workshop each other's pieces.

Free and open to all ages 18+.

Registration is required and is available one month prior to the event.

CONTACT:
  Cindy Baklik
  860.395.3184
   cbaklik@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: ZOOM

Registration will begin on Sunday, May 16, 2021 at 12:01 AM     

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
VIRTUAL - A Funny Program About Funny Programs: The Greatest Sitcoms of All Time

Author and pop culture historian Martin Gitlin hosts this fun and enlightening presentation, through Zoom, based on his book, The Greatest Sitcoms of All Time. He is the only author to actually rank the best of the best, including I Love Lucy, All in the Family, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Cheers, Seinfeld, Frasier and Modern Family. He will show funny snippets from those shows and others, challenge patrons with sitcom trivia, discuss the criteria he used to rank the best of the best and talk about how sitcoms have evolved over the decades in humor, presentation and content. Join in on the fun!

Free and open to all.

Registration is required and is available one month prior to the event.

CONTACT: Cindy Baklik  860-395-3184  cbaklik@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: ZOOM
Registration will begin on Sunday, May 16, 2021 at 12:01 AM     

Author and pop culture historian Martin Gitlin hosts this fun and enlightening presentation, through Zoom, based on his book, The Greatest Sitcoms of All Time. He is the only author to actually rank the best of the best, including I Love Lucy, All in the Family, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Cheers, Seinfeld, Frasier and Modern Family. He will show funny snippets from those shows and others, challenge patrons with sitcom trivia, discuss the criteria he used to rank the best of the best and talk about how sitcoms have evolved over the decades in humor, presentation and content. Join in on the fun!

Free and open to all.

Registration is required and is available one month prior to the event.

CONTACT:
  Cindy Baklik
  860.395.3184
   cbaklik@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: ZOOM

Registration will begin on Sunday, May 16, 2021 at 12:01 AM     

Thursday June 17, 2021
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
VIRTUAL - Summer Wild Edible Plants and Fungi

The summer months are a bounty of ripe berries, nectar-laden edible flowers, amazing edible plants along the seashore, and edible mushrooms that can carpet the forest floor after warm, rainy days. Learn how to identify, sustainably harvest, and prepare the wild foods of summer, from beach plums to invasive wineberries, including some of the choice summer fungi like chanterelles and the myriad of pored Boletes. Join The 3 Foragers, through Zoom, as they teach the edible plants and fungi of summer with their original photos and recipe ideas featured in an educational slideshow.

Free and open to all.

Registration is required and is available one month prior to the event.

CONTACT: Cindy Baklik  860-395-3184  cbaklik@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: ZOOM
Registration will begin on Monday, May 17, 2021 at 12:01 AM     

The summer months are a bounty of ripe berries, nectar-laden edible flowers, amazing edible plants along the seashore, and edible mushrooms that can carpet the forest floor after warm, rainy days. Learn how to identify, sustainably harvest, and prepare the wild foods of summer, from beach plums to invasive wineberries, including some of the choice summer fungi like chanterelles and the myriad of pored Boletes. Join The 3 Foragers, through Zoom, as they teach the edible plants and fungi of summer with their original photos and recipe ideas featured in an educational slideshow.

Free and open to all.

Registration is required and is available one month prior to the event.

CONTACT:
  Cindy Baklik
  860.395.3184
   cbaklik@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: ZOOM

Registration will begin on Monday, May 17, 2021 at 12:01 AM     

Friday June 18, 2021
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Children's Summer Reading Program begins!

Kids! Get ready for a great summer of TAILS AND TALES! Beginning on June 18, sign up, track your reading time, write book reviews, and claim prizes! Earn an Acton Reading Buck for every 20 minutes of reading.

You can use your Reading Bucks for the READ to BEAD program, and for the younger set, read for a prize from our Toddler Prize Box. This program is for all children through Grade 5. Follow the link on the main page of our website to sign up.

Join us for special FAMILY NIGHTS on select Thursday nights on the library lawn, weather permitting!

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-395-3164  childrens@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Department

Kids! Get ready for a great summer of TAILS AND TALES! Beginning on June 18, sign up, track your reading time, write book reviews, and claim prizes! Earn an Acton Reading Buck for every 20 minutes of reading.

You can use your Reading Bucks for the READ to BEAD program, and for the younger set, read for a prize from our Toddler Prize Box. This program is for all children through Grade 5. Follow the link on the main page of our website to sign up.

Join us for special FAMILY NIGHTS on select Thursday nights on the library lawn, weather permitting!

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.395.3164
   childrens@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Department

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Rise and Shine Story Time on the Lawn

Join Miss Chloe for a Rise and Shine Story Time on the lawn, weather permitting. Please bring a blanket and wear a mask when crossing the lawn.

Registration is required; space is limted.

CONTACT: Chloe Parrington  8603953184  cparrington@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Lawn
Registration will begin on Sunday, June 13, 2021 at 10:00 AM     

Join Miss Chloe for a Rise and Shine Story Time on the lawn, weather permitting. Please bring a blanket and wear a mask when crossing the lawn.

Registration is required; space is limted.

CONTACT:
  Chloe Parrington
  8603953184
   cparrington@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Library Lawn

Registration will begin on Sunday, June 13, 2021 at 10:00 AM     

 
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2:45 PM - 5:00 PM
YA Game Day: Dungeons and Dragons REMOTE*

Whats your chracter? have you the Strength, Dexterity, Wisdom or Constitution to save the party? Complete the quest? Manifest your magick? Join us.
New and returning players are welcome 

CONTACT: Brian D Story  8605105061  bstory@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: ZOOM
There are 12 spaces available.

Whats your chracter? have you the Strength, Dexterity, Wisdom or Constitution to save the party? Complete the quest? Manifest your magick? Join us.
New and returning players are welcome 

CONTACT:
  Brian D Story
  8605105061
   bstory@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: ZOOM

There are 12 spaces available.

Saturday June 19, 2021
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Jamilah Henna Creations: RAIN DATE

RAIN DATE for Jamilah Henna Creations on the Lawn. (See Saturday, June 12.)

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-395-3184  Childrens@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Lawn

RAIN DATE for Jamilah Henna Creations on the Lawn. (See Saturday, June 12.)

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.395.3184
   Childrens@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Library Lawn

Monday June 21, 2021
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Grab 'N Go Crafts for Kids

Grab 'N Go Crafts for Kids are available for pick-up. A new craft will be featured every week!

Register or call us at 860-395-3184.

CONTACT: Acton Public Library Children's Department  8603953184  Childrens@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Curbside Pick Up
There are 26 spaces available.

Grab 'N Go Crafts for Kids are available for pick-up. A new craft will be featured every week!

Register or call us at 860-395-3184.

CONTACT:
  Acton Public Library Children's Department
  8603953184
   Childrens@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Curbside Pick Up

There are 26 spaces available.

 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
VIRTUAL - Coffee & Conversation

Join Cindy, using Zoom, for a virtual cup of coffee and join in a conversation started with conversation cards.

Free and open to all.

Registration is required and is available one month prior to the event.

CONTACT: Cindy Baklik  860-395-3184  cbaklik@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: ZOOM
Registration will begin on Friday, May 21, 2021 at 12:01 AM     

Join Cindy, using Zoom, for a virtual cup of coffee and join in a conversation started with conversation cards.

Free and open to all.

Registration is required and is available one month prior to the event.

CONTACT:
  Cindy Baklik
  860.395.3184
   cbaklik@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: ZOOM

Registration will begin on Friday, May 21, 2021 at 12:01 AM     

 
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4:05 PM - 4:45 PM
Monthly Mindful Mondays - Guided Meditations with B D Story

Join YA librarian and experienced facilitator, Brian, for a brief guided meditation and creative visualization session. 

CONTACT: Brian D Story  8605105061  bstory@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: ZOOM
There are 24 spaces available.

Join YA librarian and experienced facilitator, Brian, for a brief guided meditation and creative visualization session. 

CONTACT:
  Brian D Story
  8605105061
   bstory@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: ZOOM

There are 24 spaces available.

Tuesday June 22, 2021
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
VIRTUAL - Cookbook Club: Using an Air Fryer