Tuesday May 24, 2022
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1:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Writing a Legacy Letter

Writing a Legacy Letter

Tuesdays in May:  The 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th at 1:30 pm on Zoom

Jay Sherwin, Founder of the Life Reflections Project will teach you how to create a legacy letter that will be an enduring gift for your family, friends and loved ones in this 4-part series.  A legacy letter (also called an "ethical will") is a written document that allows you to share your life lessons, express your values, and transmit your blessings to future generations. 

Sponsored by the southeastern collaborative libraries:  Groton Public Library, Ledyard Public Library, Mystic & Noank Public Library, Otis Library, Stonington Free Library, and Waterford Public Library.

Please Register here:  https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEpce2hqzsuHtD-JcwBm2TDZJdBI67iwNjF

Writing a Legacy Letter

Tuesdays in May:  The 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th at 1:30 pm on Zoom

Jay Sherwin, Founder of the Life Reflections Project will teach you how to create a legacy letter that will be an enduring gift for your family, friends and loved ones in this 4-part series.  A legacy letter (also called an "ethical will") is a written document that allows you to share your life lessons, express your values, and transmit your blessings to future generations. 

Sponsored by the southeastern collaborative libraries:  Groton Public Library, Ledyard Public Library, Mystic & Noank Public Library, Otis Library, Stonington Free Library, and Waterford Public Library.

Please Register here:  https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEpce2hqzsuHtD-JcwBm2TDZJdBI67iwNjF

Wednesday May 25, 2022
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Ledyard Senior Center Book Discussion

We meet the 4th Wednesday of each month at the Ledyard Senior Center at 10:30 am.  This month on the 25th of May, we will be discussing the book Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky.  Born in Kiev, Irene was a writer who fled the Paris occupation of the Nazis, and her manuscripts for this book, which was meant to be a longer novel, survived the War in a suitcase.  "Suite Francaise is a singularly piercing evocation-at once subtle and severe, deeply compassionate, and fiercely ironic-of life and death in occupied France, and a brilliant, profoundly moving work of art." goodreads

A novel that is, unfortunately, timely as we are about to enter the summer of 2022.

Books are handed out at the previous month's meeting or can be picked up at the Gales Ferry Library.

New members are always welcome!

We meet the 4th Wednesday of each month at the Ledyard Senior Center at 10:30 am.  This month on the 25th of May, we will be discussing the book Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky.  Born in Kiev, Irene was a writer who fled the Paris occupation of the Nazis, and her manuscripts for this book, which was meant to be a longer novel, survived the War in a suitcase.  "Suite Francaise is a singularly piercing evocation-at once subtle and severe, deeply compassionate, and fiercely ironic-of life and death in occupied France, and a brilliant, profoundly moving work of art." goodreads

A novel that is, unfortunately, timely as we are about to enter the summer of 2022.

Books are handed out at the previous month's meeting or can be picked up at the Gales Ferry Library.

New members are always welcome!

Sunday May 29, 2022
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1:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Bill Library Closed

The Bill Library will be closd Sunday, May 29, in honor of Memorial Day.

The Bill Library will be closd Sunday, May 29, in honor of Memorial Day.

Monday May 30, 2022
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Bill & Gales Ferry Library Closed

The Bill & Gales Ferry Libraries will be closed Monday, May 30, in honor of Memorial Day.

The Bill & Gales Ferry Libraries will be closed Monday, May 30, in honor of Memorial Day.

Saturday June 4, 2022
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Lisa Brownell, Author, Gallows Road

Meet local author, Lisa Brownell, Author of Gallows Road at Bill Library for a
Book Presentation and Signing

Books will be available for purchase.

Book Presentation and Signing of a historical fiction novel based upon the 1753 true story of Sarah Bramble, a teen condemned to death by hanging for allegedly killing her baby.

 

There are 37 spaces available.

Meet local author, Lisa Brownell, Author of Gallows Road at Bill Library for a
Book Presentation and Signing

Books will be available for purchase.

Book Presentation and Signing of a historical fiction novel based upon the 1753 true story of Sarah Bramble, a teen condemned to death by hanging for allegedly killing her baby.

 

There are 37 spaces available.

Tuesday June 7, 2022
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12:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Ledyard Cookbook Club

The Ledyard Cookbook Club meets on the first Tuesday of the month at the Gales Ferry Communitty Center adjacent to the Gales Ferry Library.  We explore new cookbooks each month, chose a recipe, meet, and share & discuss what we've made.  There is always something to learn and celebrate.  Join us this June as we cook with 2 Jeanine Donofrio cookbooks:  The Love & Lemons Cookbook and Love & Lemons Everyday.  Plan to refreshed!  New members are always welcome.

The Ledyard Cookbook Club meets on the first Tuesday of the month at the Gales Ferry Communitty Center adjacent to the Gales Ferry Library.  We explore new cookbooks each month, chose a recipe, meet, and share & discuss what we've made.  There is always something to learn and celebrate.  Join us this June as we cook with 2 Jeanine Donofrio cookbooks:  The Love & Lemons Cookbook and Love & Lemons Everyday.  Plan to refreshed!  New members are always welcome.

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Stock Investment Discussion Group

Join us with facilitatior Harry Pearson as we disucuss what makes sense in today's stock market.  Our June topic:  Is an Economic Recession Imminent?

We will meet at Bill Library and on Zoom.

Join us with facilitatior Harry Pearson as we disucuss what makes sense in today's stock market.  Our June topic:  Is an Economic Recession Imminent?

We will meet at Bill Library and on Zoom.

Saturday June 11, 2022
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11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Chess for Kids

Kyle Pearson will lead kids ages 8 and up in chess strategy and practice.  The instructor will provide all boards unless you would like to bring your own. 

Chess will be held in the Meeting Room.

Masks are optional inside.

Please register.

LOCATION: Bill Library
There are 12 spaces available.

Kyle Pearson will lead kids ages 8 and up in chess strategy and practice.  The instructor will provide all boards unless you would like to bring your own. 

Chess will be held in the Meeting Room.

Masks are optional inside.

Please register.

LOCATION: Bill Library

There are 12 spaces available.

Tuesday June 14, 2022
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Presidents Book Discussion

President to be discussed:  James Garfield

The American Presidents Book Discussion group will focus on the White House Years of former American Presidents. We discuss the impact American Presidents have had while in office, and their trials and triumphs.

Book selections for this month: Destiny of the Republic:  A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President by Candice Millard

Topic: Presidents Book Discussion
Every month on the Second Tue, until Jun 14, 2022, 4 occurrence(s) at which time we will take a break.
Jun 14, 2022 07:00 PM

President to be discussed:  James Garfield

The American Presidents Book Discussion group will focus on the White House Years of former American Presidents. We discuss the impact American Presidents have had while in office, and their trials and triumphs.

Book selections for this month: Destiny of the Republic:  A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President by Candice Millard

Topic: Presidents Book Discussion
Every month on the Second Tue, until Jun 14, 2022, 4 occurrence(s) at which time we will take a break.
Jun 14, 2022 07:00 PM

Saturday June 18, 2022
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Read Beyond the Beaten Path: READ, MAKE, EXPLORE

Registered participants can now begin logging adventures in our summer adventure program!  We have some amazing prizes that you may win just for logging anything that you read, make, or explore. For ages 2 - 18. For more information:

Children ages 2 - 11 go to http://ledyard.lioninc.org/children/summer-reading/ 

Teens ages 12 - 18 go to http://ledyard.lioninc.org/teens/teen-summer-program/

LOCATION: Bill Library and Gales Ferry Library

Registered participants can now begin logging adventures in our summer adventure program!  We have some amazing prizes that you may win just for logging anything that you read, make, or explore. For ages 2 - 18. For more information:

Children ages 2 - 11 go to http://ledyard.lioninc.org/children/summer-reading/ 

Teens ages 12 - 18 go to http://ledyard.lioninc.org/teens/teen-summer-program/

LOCATION: Bill Library and Gales Ferry Library

Saturday June 18, 2022 - Saturday August 13, 2022
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Adult Summer Reading-Read Beyond the Beaten Path

READ Beyond the Beaten Path!  Summer Reading is here for adults too and we are ready for you at Bill & Gales Ferry Libraries!

Pick up your 2022 Bingo Card, and for each genre you read, you will receive a Bingo ticket to put in for a Summer Reading Prize at either Bill or Gales Ferry Library, to be drawn at the end.

Enjoy your Summer READS!

READ Beyond the Beaten Path!  Summer Reading is here for adults too and we are ready for you at Bill & Gales Ferry Libraries!

Pick up your 2022 Bingo Card, and for each genre you read, you will receive a Bingo ticket to put in for a Summer Reading Prize at either Bill or Gales Ferry Library, to be drawn at the end.

Enjoy your Summer READS!

Saturday June 18, 2022
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10:00 AM
Ukulele Workshop: Family Program

Want to try an instrument that is fun and easy to play? Join Julie Stepanek as she shows the fundamentals of ukulele playing. You'll learn how to tune, strum and read chords. After a short lesson, you'll be able to play songs. No experience necessary. Bring your own ukulele or borrow one of hers. Children must be accompanied by an adult in the family program. Registration required.

LOCATION: Holdridge Pavilion at the Ledyard Town Green
There are 20 spaces available.

Want to try an instrument that is fun and easy to play? Join Julie Stepanek as she shows the fundamentals of ukulele playing. You'll learn how to tune, strum and read chords. After a short lesson, you'll be able to play songs. No experience necessary. Bring your own ukulele or borrow one of hers. Children must be accompanied by an adult in the family program. Registration required.

LOCATION: Holdridge Pavilion at the Ledyard Town Green

There are 20 spaces available.

 
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11:00 AM
Ukulele Workshop: Teen and Adult Program

Want to try an instrument that is fun and easy to play? Join Julie Stepanek as she shows the fundamentals of ukulele playing. You'll learn how to tune, strum and read chords. After a short lesson, you'll be able to play songs. No experience necessary. Bring your own ukulele or borrow one of hers. For teens ages 12 and up and adults. Registration required.

LOCATION: Holdridge Pavilion at the Ledyard Town Green
There are 24 spaces available.

Want to try an instrument that is fun and easy to play? Join Julie Stepanek as she shows the fundamentals of ukulele playing. You'll learn how to tune, strum and read chords. After a short lesson, you'll be able to play songs. No experience necessary. Bring your own ukulele or borrow one of hers. For teens ages 12 and up and adults. Registration required.

LOCATION: Holdridge Pavilion at the Ledyard Town Green

There are 24 spaces available.

Monday June 20, 2022

Each week a different activity or craft will be available for you to pick up and take home to complete at your leisure. Activities will be geared toward preschool and early elementary ages. Available at both libraries on a first-come first-served basis. 

LOCATION: Bill Library and Gales Ferry Library

Each week a different activity or craft will be available for you to pick up and take home to complete at your leisure. Activities will be geared toward preschool and early elementary ages. Available at both libraries on a first-come first-served basis. 

LOCATION: Bill Library and Gales Ferry Library

Tuesday June 21, 2022
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Becoming an iNaturalist in Homegrown National Park--Creating Pollinator Pathways

Join Tim Wachtmann from PlantscapesNE, who will discuss the importance of conserving & enhancing biodiversity in our landscapes. Tim will show us how to create a Pollinator Pathway and build local sections of the “Park” from our individual residences, business properties & public spaces. He will also demonstrate the use of the iNaturalist citizen science app. Join us to learn how to create and grow a citizen-led biodiversity corridor in any locality. This Ledyard Seed Library event is hosted by the Ledyard Public Library and is co-sponsored by Mystic & Noank Library, Public Library of New London & Preston Public Library.

There are many spaces available.

Join Tim Wachtmann from PlantscapesNE, who will discuss the importance of conserving & enhancing biodiversity in our landscapes. Tim will show us how to create a Pollinator Pathway and build local sections of the “Park” from our individual residences, business properties & public spaces. He will also demonstrate the use of the iNaturalist citizen science app. Join us to learn how to create and grow a citizen-led biodiversity corridor in any locality. This Ledyard Seed Library event is hosted by the Ledyard Public Library and is co-sponsored by Mystic & Noank Library, Public Library of New London & Preston Public Library.

There are many spaces available.

Wednesday June 22, 2022
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Ledyard Senior Center Book Discussion

We meet the 4th Wednesday of each month at the Ledyard Senior Center at 10:30 am.  This month on the 22nd of June, we will be discussing the book This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel.  This Is How It Always Is is a novel about revelations, transformations, fairy tales, and family. And it’s about the ways this is how it always is: Change is always hard and miraculous and hard again, parenting is always a leap into the unknown with crossed fingers and full hearts, children grow but not always according to plan. And families with secrets don’t get to keep them forever.  Goodreads

Books are handed out at the previous month's meeting or can be picked up at the Gales Ferry Library.

New members are always welcome!

We meet the 4th Wednesday of each month at the Ledyard Senior Center at 10:30 am.  This month on the 22nd of June, we will be discussing the book This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel.  This Is How It Always Is is a novel about revelations, transformations, fairy tales, and family. And it’s about the ways this is how it always is: Change is always hard and miraculous and hard again, parenting is always a leap into the unknown with crossed fingers and full hearts, children grow but not always according to plan. And families with secrets don’t get to keep them forever.  Goodreads

Books are handed out at the previous month's meeting or can be picked up at the Gales Ferry Library.

New members are always welcome!

Thursday June 23, 2022

Join us in the Gales Ferry Community Room for creating and crafting!  For ages 6 - 18 and registration is required.  Please register for each event individually. Registraion opens June 1st.

June 23rd: Aztec Sun Plaques
July 7th: Rainbow Needlepoint Craft
July 21st: Pom Pom Launchers
August 4th: Sea Life Paper Quilling Craft

Join us in the Gales Ferry Community Room for creating and crafting!  For ages 6 - 18 and registration is required.  Please register for each event individually. Registraion opens June 1st.

June 23rd: Aztec Sun Plaques
July 7th: Rainbow Needlepoint Craft
July 21st: Pom Pom Launchers
August 4th: Sea Life Paper Quilling Craft

Saturday June 25, 2022
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10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Robotics Workshop

Join us for a robotics workshop! With the help of the Robotics and Automation Society section of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, participants will be using the mbot2 (mbot neo) platform and will be taught some basics about programming the robot using block-based software. For ages 10 and up and registration is required. 

LOCATION: Bill Library

Join us for a robotics workshop! With the help of the Robotics and Automation Society section of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, participants will be using the mbot2 (mbot neo) platform and will be taught some basics about programming the robot using block-based software. For ages 10 and up and registration is required. 

LOCATION: Bill Library

 
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2:00 PM
Storytime at Nathan Lester House

Join Mrs. Burt for storytime at the historic Nathan Lester House.  After storytime be sure to explore the building and grounds of this local treasure!

LOCATION: Nathan Lester House

Join Mrs. Burt for storytime at the historic Nathan Lester House.  After storytime be sure to explore the building and grounds of this local treasure!

LOCATION: Nathan Lester House

Monday June 27, 2022

Each week a different activity or craft will be available for you to pick up and take home to complete at your leisure. Activities will be geared toward preschool and early elementary ages. Available at both libraries on a first-come first-served basis. 

LOCATION: Bill Library and Gales Ferry Library

Each week a different activity or craft will be available for you to pick up and take home to complete at your leisure. Activities will be geared toward preschool and early elementary ages. Available at both libraries on a first-come first-served basis. 

LOCATION: Bill Library and Gales Ferry Library

Tuesday June 28, 2022
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10:30 AM
Geer Hill One-Room Schoolhouse Tour

Come for a tour of this one-room school house that was built in 1813.  Mrs. Burt will read a story and we will do a colonial craft.  Parking will be available at a nearby house so plan for a short walk to reach the event. For ages 5 - 12 and registration is required. 

LOCATION: Geer Hill One Room School House

Come for a tour of this one-room school house that was built in 1813.  Mrs. Burt will read a story and we will do a colonial craft.  Parking will be available at a nearby house so plan for a short walk to reach the event. For ages 5 - 12 and registration is required. 

LOCATION: Geer Hill One Room School House

Wednesday June 29, 2022

Registered participants will receive different 4-H activities you can build, either at home or with Mrs. Burt at the library.  Each activity has a how-to video and a suggested book to read.  For ages 6 - 11 and registration is required.  You must register for each week individually. 

June 29th: bioluminescence
July 6th: submarines
July 13th: octopi
July 20th: breeches buoys
July 27th: deep sea cupcakes 

 

LOCATION: Bill Library or at your home

Registered participants will receive different 4-H activities you can build, either at home or with Mrs. Burt at the library.  Each activity has a how-to video and a suggested book to read.  For ages 6 - 11 and registration is required.  You must register for each week individually. 

June 29th: bioluminescence
July 6th: submarines
July 13th: octopi
July 20th: breeches buoys
July 27th: deep sea cupcakes 

 

LOCATION: Bill Library or at your home

 
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2:00 PM
Teen Trivia: Avatar the Last Airbender

Are there any trivia fans out there?  Test your skills and you may be the winner of a gift card to Cloak and Wand in Mystic.  Sign up in teams of two or three or individually to participate.  For 5th - 12th graders and registration is required.  

LOCATION: Bill Library

Are there any trivia fans out there?  Test your skills and you may be the winner of a gift card to Cloak and Wand in Mystic.  Sign up in teams of two or three or individually to participate.  For 5th - 12th graders and registration is required.  

LOCATION: Bill Library

Thursday June 30, 2022
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunflower Rug Hooking Circle

We welcome adults and teens to come have fun and learn the incredibly simple, yet incredibly artistic craft of rug hooking!  We will gather at the Gales Ferry Community Center 3 Thursdays at 10:30; June 30th, July 14th & July 28th. All materials will be provided and you will be able to take your project home with the tools and work on it in between our meetings to make a beautiful sunflower! When it is complete you can hang it on a wall or it will make a wonderful gift. Even if this is not your first time rug hooking, we welcome you and will be happy to hear about your experiences- but no experience is necessary.  So register to make this sign of hope, peace and summer!

LOCATION: Gales Ferry Community Center
There are 7 spaces available.

We welcome adults and teens to come have fun and learn the incredibly simple, yet incredibly artistic craft of rug hooking!  We will gather at the Gales Ferry Community Center 3 Thursdays at 10:30; June 30th, July 14th & July 28th. All materials will be provided and you will be able to take your project home with the tools and work on it in between our meetings to make a beautiful sunflower! When it is complete you can hang it on a wall or it will make a wonderful gift. Even if this is not your first time rug hooking, we welcome you and will be happy to hear about your experiences- but no experience is necessary.  So register to make this sign of hope, peace and summer!

LOCATION: Gales Ferry Community Center

There are 7 spaces available.

Friday July 1, 2022

Registered teens will pick up the summer box.  Questions can be directed to Mrs. Burt at sburt@ledyard.lioninc.org 

LOCATION: Bill Library and Gales Ferry Library

Registered teens will pick up the summer box.  Questions can be directed to Mrs. Burt at sburt@ledyard.lioninc.org 

LOCATION: Bill Library and Gales Ferry Library

 
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10:30 AM
Make Homemade Ice Cream and Dance Party

What better way to kick off your 4th of July activities than by making a sweet treat while we have a dance party!  For ages 5 - 12 and registration is required. 

LOCATION: Bill Library

What better way to kick off your 4th of July activities than by making a sweet treat while we have a dance party!  For ages 5 - 12 and registration is required. 

LOCATION: Bill Library

Monday July 4, 2022

Join Camp Sparkler!  This virtual camp is eight weeks long for CT families with children ages 1.5 - 5 years old. Just download the Sparkler app, use access code CT, and begin!  New themes are offered each week and you earn badges along the way.  

Using Sparkler, you can:

1. Learn about your child's early development. 

2. Find fun, age-appropriate, standards-aligned activities to spark your child's learning from birth - age 5.

3. Once you play, take a picture and click "we did it" to keep track of your accomplishments together.

4. Get coaching and tips for parents to support you along the way.

LOCATION: Online

Join Camp Sparkler!  This virtual camp is eight weeks long for CT families with children ages 1.5 - 5 years old. Just download the Sparkler app, use access code CT, and begin!  New themes are offered each week and you earn badges along the way.  

Using Sparkler, you can:

1. Learn about your child's early development. 

2. Find fun, age-appropriate, standards-aligned activities to spark your child's learning from birth - age 5.

3. Once you play, take a picture and click "we did it" to keep track of your accomplishments together.

4. Get coaching and tips for parents to support you along the way.

LOCATION: Online

Wednesday July 6, 2022

Registered participants will receive different 4-H activities you can build, either at home or with Mrs. Burt at the library.  Each activity has a how-to video and a suggested book to read.  For ages 6 - 11 and registration is required.  You must register for each week individually. 

June 29th: bioluminescence
July 6th: submarines
July 13th: octopi
July 20th: breeches buoys
July 27th: deep sea cupcakes 

 

LOCATION: Bill Library or at your home

Registered participants will receive different 4-H activities you can build, either at home or with Mrs. Burt at the library.  Each activity has a how-to video and a suggested book to read.  For ages 6 - 11 and registration is required.  You must register for each week individually. 

June 29th: bioluminescence
July 6th: submarines
July 13th: octopi
July 20th: breeches buoys
July 27th: deep sea cupcakes 

 

LOCATION: Bill Library or at your home

Thursday July 7, 2022

Join us in the Gales Ferry Community Room for creating and crafting!  For ages 6 - 18 and registration is required.  Please register for each event individually. Registraion opens June 1st.

June 23rd: Aztec Sun Plaques
July 7th: Rainbow Needlepoint Craft
July 21st: Pom Pom Launchers
August 4th: Sea Life Paper Quilling Craft

Join us in the Gales Ferry Community Room for creating and crafting!  For ages 6 - 18 and registration is required.  Please register for each event individually. Registraion opens June 1st.

June 23rd: Aztec Sun Plaques
July 7th: Rainbow Needlepoint Craft
July 21st: Pom Pom Launchers
August 4th: Sea Life Paper Quilling Craft

Saturday July 9, 2022
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11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Chess for Kids

Kyle Pearson will lead kids ages 8 and up in chess strategy and practice.  The instructor will provide all boards unless you would like to bring your own. 

Chess will be held in the Meeting Room.

Masks are optional inside.

Please register.

LOCATION: Bill Library

Kyle Pearson will lead kids ages 8 and up in chess strategy and practice.  The instructor will provide all boards unless you would like to bring your own. 

Chess will be held in the Meeting Room.

Masks are optional inside.

Please register.

LOCATION: Bill Library

Monday July 11, 2022

Each week a different activity or craft will be available for you to pick up and take home to complete at your leisure. Activities will be geared toward preschool and early elementary ages. Available at both libraries on a first-come first-served basis. 

LOCATION: Bill Library and Gales Ferry Library

Each week a different activity or craft will be available for you to pick up and take home to complete at your leisure. Activities will be geared toward preschool and early elementary ages. Available at both libraries on a first-come first-served basis. 

LOCATION: Bill Library and Gales Ferry Library

Tuesday July 12, 2022
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10:00 AM
Reading the Map with DPNC

When out on the trail you can’t always depend on your phone! Participants will learn how to read trail signs, use a paper map and compass. Children will have a chance to design a map of our location, navigate their way around using a compass, and discuss hiking preparedness. We will meet at Avery Preserve in Gales Ferry. For ages 6 - 12 and registration is required. 

LOCATION: Avery Preserve

When out on the trail you can’t always depend on your phone! Participants will learn how to read trail signs, use a paper map and compass. Children will have a chance to design a map of our location, navigate their way around using a compass, and discuss hiking preparedness. We will meet at Avery Preserve in Gales Ferry. For ages 6 - 12 and registration is required. 

LOCATION: Avery Preserve

Wednesday July 13, 2022

Registered participants will receive different 4-H activities you can build, either at home or with Mrs. Burt at the library.  Each activity has a how-to video and a suggested book to read.  For ages 6 - 11 and registration is required.  You must register for each week individually. 

June 29th: bioluminescence
July 6th: submarines
July 13th: octopi
July 20th: breeches buoys
July 27th: deep sea cupcakes 

 

LOCATION: Bill Library or at your home

Registered participants will receive different 4-H activities you can build, either at home or with Mrs. Burt at the library.  Each activity has a how-to video and a suggested book to read.  For ages 6 - 11 and registration is required.  You must register for each week individually. 

June 29th: bioluminescence
July 6th: submarines
July 13th: octopi
July 20th: breeches buoys
July 27th: deep sea cupcakes 

 

LOCATION: Bill Library or at your home

Thursday July 14, 2022
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunflower Rug Hooking Circle

We welcome adults and teens to come have fun and learn the incredibly simple, yet incredibly artistic craft of rug hooking!  We will gather at the Gales Ferry Community Center 3 Thursdays at 10:30; June 30th, July 14th & July 28th. All materials will be provided and you will be able to take your project home with the tools and work on it in between our meetings to make a beautiful sunflower! When it is complete you can hang it on a wall or it will make a wonderful gift. Even if this is not your first time rug hooking, we welcome you and will be happy to hear about your experiences- but no experience is necessary.  So register to make this sign of hope, peace and summer!

LOCATION: Gales Ferry Community Center

We welcome adults and teens to come have fun and learn the incredibly simple, yet incredibly artistic craft of rug hooking!  We will gather at the Gales Ferry Community Center 3 Thursdays at 10:30; June 30th, July 14th & July 28th. All materials will be provided and you will be able to take your project home with the tools and work on it in between our meetings to make a beautiful sunflower! When it is complete you can hang it on a wall or it will make a wonderful gift. Even if this is not your first time rug hooking, we welcome you and will be happy to hear about your experiences- but no experience is necessary.  So register to make this sign of hope, peace and summer!

LOCATION: Gales Ferry Community Center

Friday July 15, 2022
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10:30 AM
Back Country Cooking and Camping Pictionary

Make 5 ingredient peanut butter energy bites and trail mix before we all sit down to a friendly game of camping pictionary.  Note: this program is not safe for those with food allergies. For ages 5 - 12 and registration is required. 

LOCATION: Bill Library

Make 5 ingredient peanut butter energy bites and trail mix before we all sit down to a friendly game of camping pictionary.  Note: this program is not safe for those with food allergies. For ages 5 - 12 and registration is required. 

LOCATION: Bill Library

Saturday July 16, 2022
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11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Chess for Kids

Kyle Pearson will lead kids ages 8 and up in chess strategy and practice.  The instructor will provide all boards unless you would like to bring your own. 

Chess will be held in the Meeting Room.

Masks are optional inside.

Please register.

LOCATION: Bill Library

Kyle Pearson will lead kids ages 8 and up in chess strategy and practice.  The instructor will provide all boards unless you would like to bring your own. 

Chess will be held in the Meeting Room.

Masks are optional inside.

Please register.

LOCATION: Bill Library

Monday July 18, 2022

Each week a different activity or craft will be available for you to pick up and take home to complete at your leisure. Activities will be geared toward preschool and early elementary ages. Available at both libraries on a first-come first-served basis. 

LOCATION: Bill Library and Gales Ferry Library

Each week a different activity or craft will be available for you to pick up and take home to complete at your leisure. Activities will be geared toward preschool and early elementary ages. Available at both libraries on a first-come first-served basis. 

LOCATION: Bill Library and Gales Ferry Library

 
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10:00 AM
Teen Hike and Nature Photography Workshop

Bring your smartphone or digital camera and hike the Poquetanuck Cove Trail.  During the hike we will take photos and try to improve our photography skills.  Everyone will then share their favorite photos with Mrs. Burt and she will share them with the community.  For 7th - 12th grade and registration is required. 

LOCATION: Poquetanuck Cove Trail

Bring your smartphone or digital camera and hike the Poquetanuck Cove Trail.  During the hike we will take photos and try to improve our photography skills.  Everyone will then share their favorite photos with Mrs. Burt and she will share them with the community.  For 7th - 12th grade and registration is required. 

LOCATION: Poquetanuck Cove Trail

Wednesday July 20, 2022

Registered participants will receive different 4-H activities you can build, either at home or with Mrs. Burt at the library.  Each activity has a how-to video and a suggested book to read.  For ages 6 - 11 and registration is required.  You must register for each week individually. 

June 29th: bioluminescence
July 6th: submarines
July 13th: octopi
July 20th: breeches buoys
July 27th: deep sea cupcakes 

 

LOCATION: Bill Library or at your home

Registered participants will receive different 4-H activities you can build, either at home or with Mrs. Burt at the library.  Each activity has a how-to video and a suggested book to read.  For ages 6 - 11 and registration is required.  You must register for each week individually. 

June 29th: bioluminescence
July 6th: submarines
July 13th: octopi
July 20th: breeches buoys
July 27th: deep sea cupcakes 

 

LOCATION: Bill Library or at your home

Thursday July 21, 2022

Join us in the Gales Ferry Community Room for creating and crafting!  For ages 6 - 18 and registration is required.  Please register for each event individually. Registraion opens June 1st.

June 23rd: Aztec Sun Plaques
July 7th: Rainbow Needlepoint Craft
July 21st: Pom Pom Launchers
August 4th: Sea Life Paper Quilling Craft

Join us in the Gales Ferry Community Room for creating and crafting!  For ages 6 - 18 and registration is required.  Please register for each event individually. Registraion opens June 1st.

June 23rd: Aztec Sun Plaques
July 7th: Rainbow Needlepoint Craft
July 21st: Pom Pom Launchers
August 4th: Sea Life Paper Quilling Craft

Saturday July 23, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A Garden Tour: Regenerative Farming for the Soil and Food Insecure

Craig Floyd, Farm Manager, Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center—Coogan Farm will lead us on a tour of Coogan Farm’s Giving Garden. Learn how to bring back depleted soil & turn it into highly productive, healthy soil. Increase the nutritional value of produce & fruit, while reducing pest pressure, without chemical sprays & pesticides. Tour requires lengthy walking over uneven ground. Participants will meet on-site & ride-sharing is recommended. This Ledyard Seed Library program is co-sponsored by Ledyard Public Library and Eastern CT Community Gardens Association.

There are 41 spaces available.

Craig Floyd, Farm Manager, Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center—Coogan Farm will lead us on a tour of Coogan Farm’s Giving Garden. Learn how to bring back depleted soil & turn it into highly productive, healthy soil. Increase the nutritional value of produce & fruit, while reducing pest pressure, without chemical sprays & pesticides. Tour requires lengthy walking over uneven ground. Participants will meet on-site & ride-sharing is recommended. This Ledyard Seed Library program is co-sponsored by Ledyard Public Library and Eastern CT Community Gardens Association.

There are 41 spaces available.

 
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11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Chess for Kids

Kyle Pearson will lead kids ages 8 and up in chess strategy and practice.  The instructor will provide all boards unless you would like to bring your own. 

Chess will be held in the Meeting Room.

Masks are optional inside.

 

Please register.

Kyle Pearson will lead kids ages 8 and up in chess strategy and practice.  The instructor will provide all boards unless you would like to bring your own. 

Chess will be held in the Meeting Room.

Masks are optional inside.

 

Please register.

 
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2:00 PM
Storytime at Nathan Lester House

Join Mrs. Burt for storytime at the historic Nathan Lester House.  After storytime be sure to explore the building and grounds of this local treasure!

LOCATION: Nathan Lester House

Join Mrs. Burt for storytime at the historic Nathan Lester House.  After storytime be sure to explore the building and grounds of this local treasure!

LOCATION: Nathan Lester House

Monday July 25, 2022

Each week a different activity or craft will be available for you to pick up and take home to complete at your leisure. Activities will be geared toward preschool and early elementary ages. Available at both libraries on a first-come first-served basis. 

LOCATION: Bill Library and Gales Ferry Library

Each week a different activity or craft will be available for you to pick up and take home to complete at your leisure. Activities will be geared toward preschool and early elementary ages. Available at both libraries on a first-come first-served basis. 

LOCATION: Bill Library and Gales Ferry Library

Wednesday July 27, 2022

Registered participants will receive different 4-H activities you can build, either at home or with Mrs. Burt at the library.  Each activity has a how-to video and a suggested book to read.  For ages 6 - 11 and registration is required.  You must register for each week individually. 

June 29th: bioluminescence
July 6th: submarines
July 13th: octopi
July 20th: breeches buoys
July 27th: deep sea cupcakes 

 

LOCATION: Bill Library or at your home

Registered participants will receive different 4-H activities you can build, either at home or with Mrs. Burt at the library.  Each activity has a how-to video and a suggested book to read.  For ages 6 - 11 and registration is required.  You must register for each week individually. 

June 29th: bioluminescence
July 6th: submarines
July 13th: octopi
July 20th: breeches buoys
July 27th: deep sea cupcakes 

 

LOCATION: Bill Library or at your home

Thursday July 28, 2022
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunflower Rug Hooking Circle

We welcome adults and teens to come have fun and learn the incredibly simple, yet incredibly artistic craft of rug hooking!  We will gather at the Gales Ferry Community Center 3 Thursdays at 10:30; June 30th, July 14th & July 28th. All materials will be provided and you will be able to take your project home with the tools and work on it in between our meetings to make a beautiful sunflower! When it is complete you can hang it on a wall or it will make a wonderful gift. Even if this is not your first time rug hooking, we welcome you and will be happy to hear about your experiences- but no experience is necessary.  So register to make this sign of hope, peace and summer!

LOCATION: Gales Ferry Community Center

We welcome adults and teens to come have fun and learn the incredibly simple, yet incredibly artistic craft of rug hooking!  We will gather at the Gales Ferry Community Center 3 Thursdays at 10:30; June 30th, July 14th & July 28th. All materials will be provided and you will be able to take your project home with the tools and work on it in between our meetings to make a beautiful sunflower! When it is complete you can hang it on a wall or it will make a wonderful gift. Even if this is not your first time rug hooking, we welcome you and will be happy to hear about your experiences- but no experience is necessary.  So register to make this sign of hope, peace and summer!

LOCATION: Gales Ferry Community Center

Friday July 29, 2022
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10:30 AM
Book Swap and Milkshake Cafe

Got some books just sitting on your shelf? Looking for something new to read?  Trade a book you don’t need anymore for someone else’s and pick up a milkshake to beat the summer heat while you’re at it! For ages 5 - 12 and registration is required. 

LOCATION: Bill Library

Got some books just sitting on your shelf? Looking for something new to read?  Trade a book you don’t need anymore for someone else’s and pick up a milkshake to beat the summer heat while you’re at it! For ages 5 - 12 and registration is required. 

LOCATION: Bill Library

Monday August 1, 2022

Each week a different activity or craft will be available for you to pick up and take home to complete at your leisure. Activities will be geared toward preschool and early elementary ages. Available at both libraries on a first-come first-served basis. 

LOCATION: Bill Library and Gales Ferry Library

Each week a different activity or craft will be available for you to pick up and take home to complete at your leisure. Activities will be geared toward preschool and early elementary ages. Available at both libraries on a first-come first-served basis. 

LOCATION: Bill Library and Gales Ferry Library

Wednesday August 3, 2022

Are you an expert on Dog Man by Dav Pilkey?  Test your skills and you may be the winner of a gift card to Pops Ice Cream in Gales Ferry.  Sign up individually or as a team of two or three.   For ages 6 - 11 and registration is required. 

LOCATION: Bill Library

Are you an expert on Dog Man by Dav Pilkey?  Test your skills and you may be the winner of a gift card to Pops Ice Cream in Gales Ferry.  Sign up individually or as a team of two or three.   For ages 6 - 11 and registration is required. 

LOCATION: Bill Library

Thursday August 4, 2022

Join us in the Gales Ferry Community Room for creating and crafting!  For ages 6 - 18 and registration is required.  Please register for each event individually. Registraion opens June 1st.

June 23rd: Aztec Sun Plaques
July 7th: Rainbow Needlepoint Craft
July 21st: Pom Pom Launchers
August 4th: Sea Life Paper Quilling Craft

Join us in the Gales Ferry Community Room for creating and crafting!  For ages 6 - 18 and registration is required.  Please register for each event individually. Registraion opens June 1st.

June 23rd: Aztec Sun Plaques
July 7th: Rainbow Needlepoint Craft
July 21st: Pom Pom Launchers
August 4th: Sea Life Paper Quilling Craft

Saturday August 6, 2022
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Last Day to Log Adventures in Read Across the Beaten Path: READ, MAKE, EXPLORE

Be sure to get all your adventures logged in our summer adventure program by 5:00 p.m.  Logging will close and then winners will be announced and notified by August 10th. 

LOCATION: Bill Library and Gales Ferry Library

Be sure to get all your adventures logged in our summer adventure program by 5:00 p.m.  Logging will close and then winners will be announced and notified by August 10th. 

LOCATION: Bill Library and Gales Ferry Library

 
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11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Chess for Kids

Kyle Pearson will lead kids ages 8 and up in chess strategy and practice.  The instructor will provide all boards unless you would like to bring your own. 

Chess will be held in the Meeting Room.

Masks are optional inside.

Please register.

Kyle Pearson will lead kids ages 8 and up in chess strategy and practice.  The instructor will provide all boards unless you would like to bring your own. 

Chess will be held in the Meeting Room.

Masks are optional inside.

Please register.

 
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2:00 PM
Teen Trivia: Star Wars

Are there any trivia fans out there?  Test your skills and you may be the winner of a gift card to Cloak and Wand in Mystic.  Sign up in teams of two or three or individually to participate.  For 5th - 12th graders and registration is required.  

LOCATION: Bill Library

Are there any trivia fans out there?  Test your skills and you may be the winner of a gift card to Cloak and Wand in Mystic.  Sign up in teams of two or three or individually to participate.  For 5th - 12th graders and registration is required.  

LOCATION: Bill Library

Saturday August 13, 2022
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Gardening for Monarchs & Pollinators

Join Fatima Matos, VP of Wild Ones Mountain Laurel, CT Chapter as she takes us through the journey of her garden transformation. She will explain how it became a “buffet” of magnet plants with a high “buzzing factor” for pollinators, and the importance of plant diversity. She will focus on the beautiful monarch butterfly’s metamorphosis & amazing co-evolutional history with milkweed plants and milkweed toxins. Attract more “visitors” to your garden! A Ledyard Seed Library Program.

There are 42 spaces available.

Join Fatima Matos, VP of Wild Ones Mountain Laurel, CT Chapter as she takes us through the journey of her garden transformation. She will explain how it became a “buffet” of magnet plants with a high “buzzing factor” for pollinators, and the importance of plant diversity. She will focus on the beautiful monarch butterfly’s metamorphosis & amazing co-evolutional history with milkweed plants and milkweed toxins. Attract more “visitors” to your garden! A Ledyard Seed Library Program.

There are 42 spaces available.

Saturday September 24, 2022
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3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Winterizing Your Garden

Join Farmer Craig to learn how to prepare your garden for the winter season, while planning for next year’s garden. It’s not too early to get a jump start on planning for next year!

 

Craig Floyd, Farm Manager, Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, Coogan Farm

Co-hosted by Ledyard Public Library & Mystic & Noank Library. A collaborative program held on Zoom.

 

There are many spaces available.

Join Farmer Craig to learn how to prepare your garden for the winter season, while planning for next year’s garden. It’s not too early to get a jump start on planning for next year!

 

Craig Floyd, Farm Manager, Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, Coogan Farm

Co-hosted by Ledyard Public Library & Mystic & Noank Library. A collaborative program held on Zoom.

 

There are many spaces available.


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