Wednesday April 14, 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 7 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 7 spaces available.

Thursday April 15, 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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3:30 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 23 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 23 spaces available.

Friday April 16, 2021
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Rise and Shine Story Time through Zoom

Join Miss Chloe for a Rise and Shine Story Time through Zoom! Best for children ages 2 to 5 years old.  

Please register to receive you Zoom invitation link.

LOCATION: ZOOM
There are 20 spaces available.

Join Miss Chloe for a Rise and Shine Story Time through Zoom! Best for children ages 2 to 5 years old.  

Please register to receive you Zoom invitation link.

LOCATION: ZOOM

There are 20 spaces available.

 
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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 April 17, 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 9 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 9 spaces available.

Monday April 19, 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 though our Curbside Service. 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 15 spaces available.

Grab 'N Go Crafts for Kids are available for pick-up though our Curbside Service. 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 15 spaces available.

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

Register to pick up a Grab 'N Go origami for kids, through our curbside service.

LOCATION: Curbside Pick Up
There are many spaces available.

Register to pick up a Grab 'N Go origami for kids, through our curbside service.

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 April 20, 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 - 7:30 PM
VIRTUAL - Craft Night: Macramé Tree

Join Cindy, through Zoom to create a macramé tree of life.  Materials will be provided & will be available for pick up at the library starting Sat. April 10.

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 CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

Join Cindy, through Zoom to create a macramé tree of life.  Materials will be provided & will be available for pick up at the library starting Sat. April 10.

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 CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

Wednesday April 21, 2021
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
VIRTUAL - Wildlife and Connecticut's Changing Landscape
Master Wildlife Conservationist, Paul Colburn, will present through Zoom, The Wildlife and Connecticut’s Changing Landscape.  This presentation provides a brief natural history of Connecticut, addresses the current state of wildlife in the state, including a discussion of major species, factors affecting their habitats, challenges we face in managing them, and provides suggestions for what people can do to make a difference.
 
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 39 spaces available.
Master Wildlife Conservationist, Paul Colburn, will present through Zoom, The Wildlife and Connecticut’s Changing Landscape.  This presentation provides a brief natural history of Connecticut, addresses the current state of wildlife in the state, including a discussion of major species, factors affecting their habitats, challenges we face in managing them, and provides suggestions for what people can do to make a difference.
 
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 39 spaces available.

Thursday April 22, 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 10 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 10 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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3:15 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.

Friday April 23, 2021
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Rise and Shine Story Time through Zoom

Join Miss Chloe for a Rise and Shine Story Time through Zoom! Best for children ages 2 to 5 years old.  

Please register to receive you Zoom invitation link.

LOCATION: ZOOM
There are 20 spaces available.

Join Miss Chloe for a Rise and Shine Story Time through Zoom! Best for children ages 2 to 5 years old.  

Please register to receive you Zoom invitation link.

LOCATION: ZOOM

There are 20 spaces available.

 
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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 24 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 24 spaces available.

Saturday April 24, 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 April 26, 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 though our Curbside Service. 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 20 spaces available.

Grab 'N Go Crafts for Kids are available for pick-up though our Curbside Service. 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 20 spaces available.

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

Register to pick up a Grab 'N Go origami for kids, through our curbside service.

LOCATION: Curbside Pick Up
There are many spaces available.

Register to pick up a Grab 'N Go origami for kids, through our curbside service.

LOCATION: Curbside Pick Up

There are many spaces available.

 
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Toad House and Village Grab N Go Kit for Kids

Kids! Register for a Toad House and Village Kit through Grab 'N Go. Each kit has everything you need to make your own outside Toad House and tiny Toad Village to attract toads to your yard. This program is for children ages 5 - 9.

Thank you to the Old Saybrook Garden Club for this wonderful project! Supplies are limited; first come, first served. Registration will open on Monday, April 26 for curbside pick up the week of May 3rd. 

CONTACT: Acton Public Library Children's Department  860-395-3184  Childrens@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Curbside Pick Up
Registration will begin on Monday, April 26, 2021 at 12:01 AM     

Kids! Register for a Toad House and Village Kit through Grab 'N Go. Each kit has everything you need to make your own outside Toad House and tiny Toad Village to attract toads to your yard. This program is for children ages 5 - 9.

Thank you to the Old Saybrook Garden Club for this wonderful project! Supplies are limited; first come, first served. Registration will open on Monday, April 26 for curbside pick up the week of May 3rd. 

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

LOCATION: Curbside Pick Up

Registration will begin on Monday, April 26, 2021 at 12:01 AM     

 
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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.

Tuesday April 27, 2021
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
VIRTUAL - Cookbook Club: Breakfast Smoothies

The Healthy Vegan Cookbook author, Colin McCullough, will present Breakfast Smoothies that Taste Like Dessert, through Zoom.

Smoothies are a great way to start your day – giving you energy when you need it most, with food that your body (and mind) will thank you for!  In this class you will learn how to easily make your own fresh almond milk, plus four smoothie recipes that taste like dessert but are loaded with nutrients and energy to keep you going all morning!

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 90 spaces available.

The Healthy Vegan Cookbook author, Colin McCullough, will present Breakfast Smoothies that Taste Like Dessert, through Zoom.

Smoothies are a great way to start your day – giving you energy when you need it most, with food that your body (and mind) will thank you for!  In this class you will learn how to easily make your own fresh almond milk, plus four smoothie recipes that taste like dessert but are loaded with nutrients and energy to keep you going all morning!

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 90 spaces available.

Wednesday April 28, 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 The Coroner's Lunch  by Colin Cotterill.
 
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 The Coroner's Lunch  by Colin Cotterill.
 
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: Scattergories

Join Cindy for Scattergories using Zoom.  There are 12 categories in each round.  You need to answer all of them starting with the letter rolled.  Be unique with your answers.  If another player's answer is the same - neither get a point.

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 10 spaces available.

Join Cindy for Scattergories using Zoom.  There are 12 categories in each round.  You need to answer all of them starting with the letter rolled.  Be unique with your answers.  If another player's answer is the same - neither get a point.

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 10 spaces available.

Thursday April 29, 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.

Friday April 30, 2021
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Rise and Shine Story Time through Zoom

Join Miss Chloe for a Rise and Shine Story Time through Zoom! Best for children ages 2 to 5 years old.  

Please register to receive you Zoom invitation link.

LOCATION: ZOOM
There are 20 spaces available.

Join Miss Chloe for a Rise and Shine Story Time through Zoom! Best for children ages 2 to 5 years old.  

Please register to receive you Zoom invitation link.

LOCATION: ZOOM

There are 20 spaces available.

 
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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 1, 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.

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
VIRTUAL - Lotus Flower Lantern

The members of Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project will show step by step how to make a lovely lotus flower lantern using colored paper and wire frames.  Materials will be provided and available to pick up at the library starting April 26.  A short documentary will also be shown.

Sponsored by the Friends of Acton Public Library.

Free and 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 17 spaces available.

The members of Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project will show step by step how to make a lovely lotus flower lantern using colored paper and wire frames.  Materials will be provided and available to pick up at the library starting April 26.  A short documentary will also be shown.

Sponsored by the Friends of Acton Public Library.

Free and 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 17 spaces available.

Monday May 3, 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 25 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 25 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 4, 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.

Wednesday May 5, 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 Bel Canto by Ann Patchett.

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 23 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 Bel Canto by Ann Patchett.

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 23 spaces available.

Thursday May 6, 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 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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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 - 7:30 PM
VIRTUAL - Backyard Birding

In this webinar, presented by the CT Audubon Society, participants will learn what birds you can expect to see in your backyard this time of year, how to make your yard a bird-friendly habitat, plus tips, tricks, and everything you need for making the most of your backyard birding experience! Program will take place via Zoom.

Free and open to all.

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

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

In this webinar, presented by the CT Audubon Society, participants will learn what birds you can expect to see in your backyard this time of year, how to make your yard a bird-friendly habitat, plus tips, tricks, and everything you need for making the most of your backyard birding experience! Program will take place via Zoom.

Free and open to all.

Registration is required and will be 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 7, 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
There are 30 spaces available.

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

There are 30 spaces available.

 
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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 8, 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.

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Adult Grab & Go Craft: Origami Starburst Wreath

Pickup an Adult Grab & Go Craft Kit, May 3-7, to make an origami starburst wreath on your own at home.  All materials are provided.  

A demo will be held on Sat. May 8 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 2 spaces available.

Pickup an Adult Grab & Go Craft Kit, May 3-7, to make an origami starburst wreath on your own at home.  All materials are provided.  

A demo will be held on Sat. May 8 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 2 spaces available.

Monday May 10, 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 25 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 25 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 11, 2021
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Library Board Meeting
CONTACT: Amanda Brouwer  8603888924  abrouwer@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: ZOOM
Wednesday May 12, 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 May 13, 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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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 12 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 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 the Town Hall Green, to discuss the book The Stranger by Harlan Coben.

Please bring your own chair.

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: TOWN HALL GREEN
There are 24 spaces available.

Join Lisa, Acton Library's Head of Circulation, at the Town Hall Green, to discuss the book The Stranger by Harlan Coben.

Please bring your own chair.

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: TOWN HALL GREEN

There are 24 spaces available.

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
There are 30 spaces available.

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

There are 30 spaces available.

 
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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 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
Registration will begin on Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 12:01 AM     

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

Registration will begin on Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 12:01 AM     

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

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 will begin on Sunday, April 18, 2021 at 12:01 AM     

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 will begin on Sunday, April 18, 2021 at 12:01 AM     

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
Registration will begin on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 12:01 AM     

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

Registration will begin on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 12:01 AM     

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
Registration will begin on Tuesday, April 20, 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 Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 12:01 AM     

 
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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 60 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 60 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
There are 30 spaces available.

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

There are 30 spaces available.

 
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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
Registration will begin on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 12:01 AM     

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

Registration will begin on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 12:01 AM     

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 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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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
Registration will begin on Saturday, April 24, 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 Saturday, April 24, 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.

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

For our second discussion 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 oom link. Feel free to forward questions or book discussion points to Amanda abrouwer@actonlibrary.org

CONTACT: Amanda Brouwer  8603888924  abrouwer@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: ZOOM

For our second discussion 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 oom link. Feel free to forward questions or book discussion points to Amanda abrouwer@actonlibrary.org

CONTACT:
  Amanda Brouwer
  8603888924
   abrouwer@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: ZOOM

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
Registration will begin on Sunday, April 25, 2021 at 12:01 AM     

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

Registration will begin on Sunday, April 25, 2021 at 12:01 AM     

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
Registration will begin on Monday, April 26, 2021 at 12:01 AM     

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

Registration will begin on Monday, April 26, 2021 at 12:01 AM     

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