The Mystic & Noank Library

40 Library Street - Mystic, CT 06355

Monday October 1, 2018 - Saturday October 27, 2018
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Second Annual Art Silent Auction

We are “Dizzy” with the number and variety of art that we have to offer for the MNL's Second Annual Art Silent Auction! We have sports, birds, portraits and landscapes; prints, photographs, needlework and drawings.

Bidding starts after set up October 1.  Each piece will have a number and corresponding bid sheet in notebooks on the counter in the Ames Room.  There is a starting bid for each piece and we ask that you increase by at least $1.00.  Bids will be accepted until closing Saturday, October 27.  Winners will be notified.

All proceeds will benefit the Friends of the Mystic & Noank Library.

We are “Dizzy” with the number and variety of art that we have to offer for the MNL's Second Annual Art Silent Auction! We have sports, birds, portraits and landscapes; prints, photographs, needlework and drawings.

Bidding starts after set up October 1.  Each piece will have a number and corresponding bid sheet in notebooks on the counter in the Ames Room.  There is a starting bid for each piece and we ask that you increase by at least $1.00.  Bids will be accepted until closing Saturday, October 27.  Winners will be notified.

All proceeds will benefit the Friends of the Mystic & Noank Library.

Monday October 22, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Storytime: Three Year Olds

child reading in library

Scheduled to meet weekly, classes consist of stories, finger-plays, crafts, and songs. All classes start the week of September 24 and run for 8 weeks. Due to demand, registration is required and class size is limited. Registration is free and open to the public.

There are 5 spaces available.

child reading in library

Scheduled to meet weekly, classes consist of stories, finger-plays, crafts, and songs. All classes start the week of September 24 and run for 8 weeks. Due to demand, registration is required and class size is limited. Registration is free and open to the public.

There are 5 spaces available.

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Writers Group

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We welcome local writers for free-write sessions at 4 p.m., Mondays, in the Ames Room.

The sessions, loosely based on the notion of stream-of-consciousness writing described by Natalie Goldberg in “Writing Down the Bones,” are broken into three parts of 5 minutes, 10 minutes and 5 minutes.

A writer selects a topic from subjects previously placed in a box.

For the first 5 minutes, write whatever comes to mind. Don’t stop to correct, just record whatever pops into your head, even if it’s something like, “I have no idea what to write…”

Each person shares what they’ve just written, free of commentary or criticism.

Then, for 10 minutes, writers write what comes to mind, perhaps an idea or subject someone had just read aloud or something you wrote in the first 5 minutes will lead to a focus. The group shares again.

Writers write for another 5 minutes and then share.

You’ll be surprised at the places you’ll go with the topics in these sessions. They give you an opportunity to express yourself, they’re therapeutic and they often lead to a lot to talk about after putting your pens down.

The group is open to all and no registration is required.

Image of writer

We welcome local writers for free-write sessions at 4 p.m., Mondays, in the Ames Room.

The sessions, loosely based on the notion of stream-of-consciousness writing described by Natalie Goldberg in “Writing Down the Bones,” are broken into three parts of 5 minutes, 10 minutes and 5 minutes.

A writer selects a topic from subjects previously placed in a box.

For the first 5 minutes, write whatever comes to mind. Don’t stop to correct, just record whatever pops into your head, even if it’s something like, “I have no idea what to write…”

Each person shares what they’ve just written, free of commentary or criticism.

Then, for 10 minutes, writers write what comes to mind, perhaps an idea or subject someone had just read aloud or something you wrote in the first 5 minutes will lead to a focus. The group shares again.

Writers write for another 5 minutes and then share.

You’ll be surprised at the places you’ll go with the topics in these sessions. They give you an opportunity to express yourself, they’re therapeutic and they often lead to a lot to talk about after putting your pens down.

The group is open to all and no registration is required.

 
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6:30 PM
College Readiness Series: How to Pay for College

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W. Tom Polowy, MS Financial Advisor, Valark Financial Services

Paying for college can easily be one of your lifetime’s biggest expenses. To help parents better understand their college funding options, College Funding Advisor W. Tom Polowy, MS will speak to parents about how the financial aid system works, and strategies you can use today to help make college affordable. 
Please join us and learn:

• How the financial aid system works
• The primary sources of college funds
• What to expect with education loans
• Ideas for maximizing your funds
• Creative strategies for funding college costs
• Understanding College savings and investment plans 
• Current market outlook and where to invest for college

Tom is a fully insured and licensed financial advisor, specializing in college funding. He presents at financial aid nights for schools and communities in the greater Hartford area.
At Valark Financial Services, Tom focuses on the college funding to retirement transition, providing college funding consulting, retirement planning, and investment management. He is considered one of the area’s foremost authorities on college funding.

woman's hand with calculator and laptop

W. Tom Polowy, MS Financial Advisor, Valark Financial Services

Paying for college can easily be one of your lifetime’s biggest expenses. To help parents better understand their college funding options, College Funding Advisor W. Tom Polowy, MS will speak to parents about how the financial aid system works, and strategies you can use today to help make college affordable. 
Please join us and learn:

• How the financial aid system works
• The primary sources of college funds
• What to expect with education loans
• Ideas for maximizing your funds
• Creative strategies for funding college costs
• Understanding College savings and investment plans 
• Current market outlook and where to invest for college

Tom is a fully insured and licensed financial advisor, specializing in college funding. He presents at financial aid nights for schools and communities in the greater Hartford area.
At Valark Financial Services, Tom focuses on the college funding to retirement transition, providing college funding consulting, retirement planning, and investment management. He is considered one of the area’s foremost authorities on college funding.

Tuesday October 23, 2018
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1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
Story Time Four and Five Year Olds

Child reading

Scheduled to meet weekly, classes consist of stories, finger-plays, crafts, and songs. All classes start the week of September 24th and run for 8 weeks. Due to demand, registration is required and class size is limited. Registration is free and open to the public.

There are 8 spaces available.

Child reading

Scheduled to meet weekly, classes consist of stories, finger-plays, crafts, and songs. All classes start the week of September 24th and run for 8 weeks. Due to demand, registration is required and class size is limited. Registration is free and open to the public.

There are 8 spaces available.

Wednesday October 24, 2018
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10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Story Time: Lapsit 1 (6-23)

Baby with book

Scheduled to meet weekly, classes consist of stories, finger-plays, crafts, and songs. All classes start the week of March 19th and run for 8 weeks. Due to demand, registration is required and class size is limited. Registration is free and open to the public.

There is 1 space available.

Baby with book

Scheduled to meet weekly, classes consist of stories, finger-plays, crafts, and songs. All classes start the week of March 19th and run for 8 weeks. Due to demand, registration is required and class size is limited. Registration is free and open to the public.

There is 1 space available.

 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Story Time: Toddlers 1 (Just 2- Just 3)

Toddler with book

Scheduled to meet weekly, classes consist of stories, finger-plays, crafts, and songs. All classes start the week of March 19th and run for 8 weeks. Due to demand, registration is required and class size is limited. Registration is free and open to the public.

There are 2 spaces available.

Toddler with book

Scheduled to meet weekly, classes consist of stories, finger-plays, crafts, and songs. All classes start the week of March 19th and run for 8 weeks. Due to demand, registration is required and class size is limited. Registration is free and open to the public.

There are 2 spaces available.

 
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Tai Ji Quan: Session One (12 Weeks)

The Mystic & Noank Library is offering two Tai Chi Quan series this fall and winter! 

Starting Wednesday, September 26 and ending Wednesday, December 26.

No classes week of November 21 and November 28.

Patrons may sign up for Session One OR Session Two. 

Funded by the Yale University/ CT Collaboration for Fall Prevention.

Registration is required and seats are limited; please sign up for this class below. PLEASE NOTE: By signing up for one session, you will be signing up for all 12 classes. Sign up for Session One below.

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

The Mystic & Noank Library is offering two Tai Chi Quan series this fall and winter! 

Starting Wednesday, September 26 and ending Wednesday, December 26.

No classes week of November 21 and November 28.

Patrons may sign up for Session One OR Session Two. 

Funded by the Yale University/ CT Collaboration for Fall Prevention.

Registration is required and seats are limited; please sign up for this class below. PLEASE NOTE: By signing up for one session, you will be signing up for all 12 classes. Sign up for Session One below.

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

 
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3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
Tai Ji Quan: Session Two (12 Weeks)

The Mystic & Noank Library is offering two Tai Chi Quan series this fall and winter! 

Starting Wednesday, September 26 and ending Wednesday, December 26.

No classes week of November 21 and November 28.

Patrons may sign up for Session One OR Session Two. 

Funded by the Yale University/ CT Collaboration for Fall Prevention.

Registration is required and seats are limited; please sign up for this class below. PLEASE NOTE: By signing up for one session, you will be signing up for all 12 classes. Sign up for Session Two below.

The Mystic & Noank Library is offering two Tai Chi Quan series this fall and winter! 

Starting Wednesday, September 26 and ending Wednesday, December 26.

No classes week of November 21 and November 28.

Patrons may sign up for Session One OR Session Two. 

Funded by the Yale University/ CT Collaboration for Fall Prevention.

Registration is required and seats are limited; please sign up for this class below. PLEASE NOTE: By signing up for one session, you will be signing up for all 12 classes. Sign up for Session Two below.


 
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7:00 PM
MNL 125th Anniversary Program: An Evening With The Gillettes!

The Nivers Give a Performance about the Gillette Family, Gillette Castle, and Sherlock Holmes!

Not only do Harold and Theodora Niver talk about William & Helen Gillette, they become the Gillettes, flitting back and forth between being presenters and portrayers. Who was William Gillette? What was his connection to the greatest fictional detective of all time? Was Sherlock Holmes fact...or fiction? Since both Harold and Theodora are professional musicians, you will also hear several songs from the English Music Hall era.

Be prepared to be educated and entertained!

It will be hosted by the Union Baptist Church, 119 High St., Mystic, 06355. We thank our neighbors at the Union Baptist Church for providing their sanctuary space to enable us to present this performance to the public.

This program is free and open to the public; no registration is required.

The Nivers Give a Performance about the Gillette Family, Gillette Castle, and Sherlock Holmes!

Not only do Harold and Theodora Niver talk about William & Helen Gillette, they become the Gillettes, flitting back and forth between being presenters and portrayers. Who was William Gillette? What was his connection to the greatest fictional detective of all time? Was Sherlock Holmes fact...or fiction? Since both Harold and Theodora are professional musicians, you will also hear several songs from the English Music Hall era.

Be prepared to be educated and entertained!

It will be hosted by the Union Baptist Church, 119 High St., Mystic, 06355. We thank our neighbors at the Union Baptist Church for providing their sanctuary space to enable us to present this performance to the public.

This program is free and open to the public; no registration is required.

Thursday October 25, 2018
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10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Story Time: Lapsit 2 (6-23)

Baby with book

Scheduled to meet weekly, classes consist of stories, finger-plays, crafts, and songs. All classes start the week of March 19th and run for 8 weeks. Due to demand, registration is required and class size is limited. Registration is free and open to the public.

There are 3 spaces available.

Baby with book

Scheduled to meet weekly, classes consist of stories, finger-plays, crafts, and songs. All classes start the week of March 19th and run for 8 weeks. Due to demand, registration is required and class size is limited. Registration is free and open to the public.

There are 3 spaces available.

 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Story Time: Toddlers 2 (Just 2- Just 3)

Kid with book

Scheduled to meet weekly, classes consist of stories, finger-plays, crafts, and songs. All classes start the week of March 19th and run for 8 weeks. Due to demand, registration is required and class size is limited. Registration is free and open to the public.

There are 3 spaces available.

Kid with book

Scheduled to meet weekly, classes consist of stories, finger-plays, crafts, and songs. All classes start the week of March 19th and run for 8 weeks. Due to demand, registration is required and class size is limited. Registration is free and open to the public.

There are 3 spaces available.

 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Cribbage Club

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Do you know how to play cribbage or are ready to learn? 
 
Join us each week at M&NL! Cribbage is a great way to keep your mind sharp and meet new friends. This new group is being led by Donna Anderson.
 
Cribbage Club will meet in the Ames Room, when available. Otherwise, meetings will be held in the Menders' Room on the 2nd Level.
CONTACT: Donna Anderson  203-470-4566  donnaencorefit@gmail.com

Cribbage board

 
Do you know how to play cribbage or are ready to learn? 
 
Join us each week at M&NL! Cribbage is a great way to keep your mind sharp and meet new friends. This new group is being led by Donna Anderson.
 
Cribbage Club will meet in the Ames Room, when available. Otherwise, meetings will be held in the Menders' Room on the 2nd Level.
CONTACT:
  Donna Anderson
  203.470.4566
  donnaencorefit@gmail.com

Friday October 26, 2018
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Heartfulness Meditation Series with Marsha Thompson

Join us for this exciting new Meditation series at the Library! The class, which will go for an hour and a half, will meet at 10:30 am for 7 weeks on the following dates:

Friday, October 12th

Friday, October 19th

Friday, October 26th

Friday, November 2nd

Friday, November 9th

Friday, November 16th

Friday, November 23rd

Heartfulness is a simple and natural path of heart-centered wellness that fosters balance, peace and wellbeing. The introductory practices include a relaxation exercise and a Heartfulness meditation. This approach to wellness centers on using the heart to guide us on our journey to personal development and inner enrichment. By focusing our attention on the heart, we gradually learn to regulate the mind while exploring the secrets of the heart. With continued practice, Heartfulness can enable you to reach profound depths of meditation and achieve inner transformation.   

Come experience guided Heartfulness relaxation and meditation with Marsha Thompson a practitioner and certified trainer who enjoys sharing her practice with one and all who have interest. All partcipants should bring a journal and a copy of the book The Heartfulness Way, available for sale at Bank Square Books.

Registration is required for this program; please sign up using the form below.

There are 39 spaces available.

Join us for this exciting new Meditation series at the Library! The class, which will go for an hour and a half, will meet at 10:30 am for 7 weeks on the following dates:

Friday, October 12th

Friday, October 19th

Friday, October 26th

Friday, November 2nd

Friday, November 9th

Friday, November 16th

Friday, November 23rd

Heartfulness is a simple and natural path of heart-centered wellness that fosters balance, peace and wellbeing. The introductory practices include a relaxation exercise and a Heartfulness meditation. This approach to wellness centers on using the heart to guide us on our journey to personal development and inner enrichment. By focusing our attention on the heart, we gradually learn to regulate the mind while exploring the secrets of the heart. With continued practice, Heartfulness can enable you to reach profound depths of meditation and achieve inner transformation.   

Come experience guided Heartfulness relaxation and meditation with Marsha Thompson a practitioner and certified trainer who enjoys sharing her practice with one and all who have interest. All partcipants should bring a journal and a copy of the book The Heartfulness Way, available for sale at Bank Square Books.

Registration is required for this program; please sign up using the form below.

There are 39 spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM
United Healthcare Medicare Information Session with Amy Patterson

New to Medicare? Want to understand Medicare Advantage? Help is here!

Understanding Medicare on your own can be difficult, but you don’t have to figure it out by yourself. Come to this seminar conducted by a licensed sales agent, and we’ll help you understand:

- WHAT Medicare is and how it works
- WHEN to sign up for Medicare
- HOW you may be able to get additional benefits with a Medicare Advantage plan.

You might be surprised at just how much you may save!

The seminar is presented by Amy Patterson, a licensed insurance agent dedicated to educating and supporting Medicare members.

This program is free and open to the public; no registration is required.

New to Medicare? Want to understand Medicare Advantage? Help is here!

Understanding Medicare on your own can be difficult, but you don’t have to figure it out by yourself. Come to this seminar conducted by a licensed sales agent, and we’ll help you understand:

- WHAT Medicare is and how it works
- WHEN to sign up for Medicare
- HOW you may be able to get additional benefits with a Medicare Advantage plan.

You might be surprised at just how much you may save!

The seminar is presented by Amy Patterson, a licensed insurance agent dedicated to educating and supporting Medicare members.

This program is free and open to the public; no registration is required.

Saturday October 27, 2018
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sit! Stay! Read! with Phantom

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Phantom the Therapy Dog will be at the library today from 11- noon! Phantom, our Bernese Mountain Dog friend, provides a relaxing reading experience for children and their caregivers. Each child will have individual time with Phantom. Sign-up to read to him (ages 6 and up, please) or just stop by and say hi!  Sign-up below or call the Children's Room at 860-536-7721 to reserve a space.

 

There are 4 spaces available.

photo of Phantom the Therapy Dog

Phantom the Therapy Dog will be at the library today from 11- noon! Phantom, our Bernese Mountain Dog friend, provides a relaxing reading experience for children and their caregivers. Each child will have individual time with Phantom. Sign-up to read to him (ages 6 and up, please) or just stop by and say hi!  Sign-up below or call the Children's Room at 860-536-7721 to reserve a space.

 

There are 4 spaces available.

Monday October 29, 2018
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10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
iPads and iPhones: A Tech Class!

Learn about the settings and navigation of these great Apple devices and the many other features they have in common, as well as the many services, functions and apps unique to each!

Choice of either 10:15 am OR 5:30 pm session; attendees shouls provide their own devices. Registration is required; please use the form below to sign up. 

There are 14 spaces available.

Learn about the settings and navigation of these great Apple devices and the many other features they have in common, as well as the many services, functions and apps unique to each!

Choice of either 10:15 am OR 5:30 pm session; attendees shouls provide their own devices. Registration is required; please use the form below to sign up. 

There are 14 spaces available.

 
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Storytime: Three Year Olds

child reading in library

Scheduled to meet weekly, classes consist of stories, finger-plays, crafts, and songs. All classes start the week of September 24 and run for 8 weeks. Due to demand, registration is required and class size is limited. Registration is free and open to the public.

There are 5 spaces available.

child reading in library

Scheduled to meet weekly, classes consist of stories, finger-plays, crafts, and songs. All classes start the week of September 24 and run for 8 weeks. Due to demand, registration is required and class size is limited. Registration is free and open to the public.

There are 5 spaces available.

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Writers Group

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We welcome local writers for free-write sessions at 4 p.m., Mondays, in the Ames Room.

The sessions, loosely based on the notion of stream-of-consciousness writing described by Natalie Goldberg in “Writing Down the Bones,” are broken into three parts of 5 minutes, 10 minutes and 5 minutes.

A writer selects a topic from subjects previously placed in a box.

For the first 5 minutes, write whatever comes to mind. Don’t stop to correct, just record whatever pops into your head, even if it’s something like, “I have no idea what to write…”

Each person shares what they’ve just written, free of commentary or criticism.

Then, for 10 minutes, writers write what comes to mind, perhaps an idea or subject someone had just read aloud or something you wrote in the first 5 minutes will lead to a focus. The group shares again.

Writers write for another 5 minutes and then share.

You’ll be surprised at the places you’ll go with the topics in these sessions. They give you an opportunity to express yourself, they’re therapeutic and they often lead to a lot to talk about after putting your pens down.

The group is open to all and no registration is required.

Image of writer

We welcome local writers for free-write sessions at 4 p.m., Mondays, in the Ames Room.

The sessions, loosely based on the notion of stream-of-consciousness writing described by Natalie Goldberg in “Writing Down the Bones,” are broken into three parts of 5 minutes, 10 minutes and 5 minutes.

A writer selects a topic from subjects previously placed in a box.

For the first 5 minutes, write whatever comes to mind. Don’t stop to correct, just record whatever pops into your head, even if it’s something like, “I have no idea what to write…”

Each person shares what they’ve just written, free of commentary or criticism.

Then, for 10 minutes, writers write what comes to mind, perhaps an idea or subject someone had just read aloud or something you wrote in the first 5 minutes will lead to a focus. The group shares again.

Writers write for another 5 minutes and then share.

You’ll be surprised at the places you’ll go with the topics in these sessions. They give you an opportunity to express yourself, they’re therapeutic and they often lead to a lot to talk about after putting your pens down.

The group is open to all and no registration is required.

 
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5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
AARP Driver Safety Classes at the Mystic & Noank Library

The AARP Smart Driver Course, offered by AARP Driver Safety, is designed especially for drivers age 50 and older. The classroom course costs only $15 for AARP members and $20 for nonmembers. Attendees must bring their Driver's License to class. Each class will be 4 hours, with one scheduled break; participants should bring their own snacks or drinks. Patrons may choose one the following dates:

Monday, October 29, 5-9


Registration is required; please sign up via the library website or call for assistance.

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

The AARP Smart Driver Course, offered by AARP Driver Safety, is designed especially for drivers age 50 and older. The classroom course costs only $15 for AARP members and $20 for nonmembers. Attendees must bring their Driver's License to class. Each class will be 4 hours, with one scheduled break; participants should bring their own snacks or drinks. Patrons may choose one the following dates:

Monday, October 29, 5-9


Registration is required; please sign up via the library website or call for assistance.

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

 
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
iPads and iPhones: A Tech Class!

Learn about the settings and navigation of these great Apple devices and the many other features they have in common, as well as the many services, functions and apps unique to each!

Choice of either 10:15 am OR 5:30 pm session; attendees shouls provide their own devices. Registration is required; please use the form below to sign up. 

There are 7 spaces available.

Learn about the settings and navigation of these great Apple devices and the many other features they have in common, as well as the many services, functions and apps unique to each!

Choice of either 10:15 am OR 5:30 pm session; attendees shouls provide their own devices. Registration is required; please use the form below to sign up. 

There are 7 spaces available.

Tuesday October 30, 2018
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1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
Story Time Four and Five Year Olds

Child reading

Scheduled to meet weekly, classes consist of stories, finger-plays, crafts, and songs. All classes start the week of September 24th and run for 8 weeks. Due to demand, registration is required and class size is limited. Registration is free and open to the public.

There are 8 spaces available.

Child reading

Scheduled to meet weekly, classes consist of stories, finger-plays, crafts, and songs. All classes start the week of September 24th and run for 8 weeks. Due to demand, registration is required and class size is limited. Registration is free and open to the public.

There are 8 spaces available.

Wednesday October 31, 2018
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10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Story Time: Lapsit 1 (6-23)

Baby with book

Scheduled to meet weekly, classes consist of stories, finger-plays, crafts, and songs. All classes start the week of March 19th and run for 8 weeks. Due to demand, registration is required and class size is limited. Registration is free and open to the public.

There is 1 space available.

Baby with book

Scheduled to meet weekly, classes consist of stories, finger-plays, crafts, and songs. All classes start the week of March 19th and run for 8 weeks. Due to demand, registration is required and class size is limited. Registration is free and open to the public.

There is 1 space available.

 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Story Time: Toddlers 1 (Just 2- Just 3)

Toddler with book

Scheduled to meet weekly, classes consist of stories, finger-plays, crafts, and songs. All classes start the week of March 19th and run for 8 weeks. Due to demand, registration is required and class size is limited. Registration is free and open to the public.

There are 2 spaces available.

Toddler with book

Scheduled to meet weekly, classes consist of stories, finger-plays, crafts, and songs. All classes start the week of March 19th and run for 8 weeks. Due to demand, registration is required and class size is limited. Registration is free and open to the public.

There are 2 spaces available.

 
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Tai Ji Quan: Session One (12 Weeks)

The Mystic & Noank Library is offering two Tai Chi Quan series this fall and winter! 

Starting Wednesday, September 26 and ending Wednesday, December 26.

No classes week of November 21 and November 28.

Patrons may sign up for Session One OR Session Two. 

Funded by the Yale University/ CT Collaboration for Fall Prevention.

Registration is required and seats are limited; please sign up for this class below. PLEASE NOTE: By signing up for one session, you will be signing up for all 12 classes. Sign up for Session One below.

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

The Mystic & Noank Library is offering two Tai Chi Quan series this fall and winter! 

Starting Wednesday, September 26 and ending Wednesday, December 26.

No classes week of November 21 and November 28.

Patrons may sign up for Session One OR Session Two. 

Funded by the Yale University/ CT Collaboration for Fall Prevention.

Registration is required and seats are limited; please sign up for this class below. PLEASE NOTE: By signing up for one session, you will be signing up for all 12 classes. Sign up for Session One below.

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

 
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3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
Tai Ji Quan: Session Two (12 Weeks)

The Mystic & Noank Library is offering two Tai Chi Quan series this fall and winter! 

Starting Wednesday, September 26 and ending Wednesday, December 26.

No classes week of November 21 and November 28.

Patrons may sign up for Session One OR Session Two. 

Funded by the Yale University/ CT Collaboration for Fall Prevention.

Registration is required and seats are limited; please sign up for this class below. PLEASE NOTE: By signing up for one session, you will be signing up for all 12 classes. Sign up for Session Two below.

The Mystic & Noank Library is offering two Tai Chi Quan series this fall and winter! 

Starting Wednesday, September 26 and ending Wednesday, December 26.

No classes week of November 21 and November 28.

Patrons may sign up for Session One OR Session Two. 

Funded by the Yale University/ CT Collaboration for Fall Prevention.

Registration is required and seats are limited; please sign up for this class below. PLEASE NOTE: By signing up for one session, you will be signing up for all 12 classes. Sign up for Session Two below.


Thursday November 1, 2018
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10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Story Time: Lapsit 2 (6-23)

Baby with book

Scheduled to meet weekly, classes consist of stories, finger-plays, crafts, and songs. All classes start the week of March 19th and run for 8 weeks. Due to demand, registration is required and class size is limited. Registration is free and open to the public.

There are 3 spaces available.

Baby with book

Scheduled to meet weekly, classes consist of stories, finger-plays, crafts, and songs. All classes start the week of March 19th and run for 8 weeks. Due to demand, registration is required and class size is limited. Registration is free and open to the public.

There are 3 spaces available.

 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Story Time: Toddlers 2 (Just 2- Just 3)

Kid with book

Scheduled to meet weekly, classes consist of stories, finger-plays, crafts, and songs. All classes start the week of March 19th and run for 8 weeks. Due to demand, registration is required and class size is limited. Registration is free and open to the public.

There are 3 spaces available.

Kid with book

Scheduled to meet weekly, classes consist of stories, finger-plays, crafts, and songs. All classes start the week of March 19th and run for 8 weeks. Due to demand, registration is required and class size is limited. Registration is free and open to the public.

There are 3 spaces available.

 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Cribbage Club

Cribbage board

 
Do you know how to play cribbage or are ready to learn? 
 
Join us each week at M&NL! Cribbage is a great way to keep your mind sharp and meet new friends. This new group is being led by Donna Anderson.
 
Cribbage Club will meet in the Ames Room, when available. Otherwise, meetings will be held in the Menders' Room on the 2nd Level.
CONTACT: Donna Anderson  203-470-4566  donnaencorefit@gmail.com

Cribbage board

 
Do you know how to play cribbage or are ready to learn? 
 
Join us each week at M&NL! Cribbage is a great way to keep your mind sharp and meet new friends. This new group is being led by Donna Anderson.
 
Cribbage Club will meet in the Ames Room, when available. Otherwise, meetings will be held in the Menders' Room on the 2nd Level.
CONTACT:
  Donna Anderson
  203.470.4566
  donnaencorefit@gmail.com

Friday November 2, 2018
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Heartfulness Meditation Series with Marsha Thompson

Join us for this exciting new Meditation series at the Library! The class, which will go for an hour and a half, will meet at 10:30 am for 7 weeks on the following dates:

Friday, October 12th

Friday, October 19th

Friday, October 26th

Friday, November 2nd

Friday, November 9th

Friday, November 16th

Friday, November 23rd

Heartfulness is a simple and natural path of heart-centered wellness that fosters balance, peace and wellbeing. The introductory practices include a relaxation exercise and a Heartfulness meditation. This approach to wellness centers on using the heart to guide us on our journey to personal development and inner enrichment. By focusing our attention on the heart, we gradually learn to regulate the mind while exploring the secrets of the heart. With continued practice, Heartfulness can enable you to reach profound depths of meditation and achieve inner transformation.   

Come experience guided Heartfulness relaxation and meditation with Marsha Thompson a practitioner and certified trainer who enjoys sharing her practice with one and all who have interest. All partcipants should bring a journal and a copy of the book The Heartfulness Way, available for sale at Bank Square Books.

Registration is required for this program; please sign up using the form below.

There are 39 spaces available.

Join us for this exciting new Meditation series at the Library! The class, which will go for an hour and a half, will meet at 10:30 am for 7 weeks on the following dates:

Friday, October 12th

Friday, October 19th

Friday, October 26th

Friday, November 2nd

Friday, November 9th

Friday, November 16th

Friday, November 23rd

Heartfulness is a simple and natural path of heart-centered wellness that fosters balance, peace and wellbeing. The introductory practices include a relaxation exercise and a Heartfulness meditation. This approach to wellness centers on using the heart to guide us on our journey to personal development and inner enrichment. By focusing our attention on the heart, we gradually learn to regulate the mind while exploring the secrets of the heart. With continued practice, Heartfulness can enable you to reach profound depths of meditation and achieve inner transformation.   

Come experience guided Heartfulness relaxation and meditation with Marsha Thompson a practitioner and certified trainer who enjoys sharing her practice with one and all who have interest. All partcipants should bring a journal and a copy of the book The Heartfulness Way, available for sale at Bank Square Books.

Registration is required for this program; please sign up using the form below.

There are 39 spaces available.

Monday November 5, 2018
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10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Android Smartphones and Tablets: A Tech Class!

Eager to learn to use one of these great, highly customizable devices? Attend this class and learn all about your portable machines, including their settings and navigation, as well as the differences between various brands, and how to tailor each one with apps, services and other features to suit your personal needs and interests.

Choice of either 10:15 am OR 5:30 pm session; attendees should provide their own devices. Registration is required; please use the form below to sign up.

There are 15 spaces available.

Eager to learn to use one of these great, highly customizable devices? Attend this class and learn all about your portable machines, including their settings and navigation, as well as the differences between various brands, and how to tailor each one with apps, services and other features to suit your personal needs and interests.

Choice of either 10:15 am OR 5:30 pm session; attendees should provide their own devices. Registration is required; please use the form below to sign up.

There are 15 spaces available.

 
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Storytime: Three Year Olds

child reading in library

Scheduled to meet weekly, classes consist of stories, finger-plays, crafts, and songs. All classes start the week of September 24 and run for 8 weeks. Due to demand, registration is required and class size is limited. Registration is free and open to the public.

There are 5 spaces available.

child reading in library

Scheduled to meet weekly, classes consist of stories, finger-plays, crafts, and songs. All classes start the week of September 24 and run for 8 weeks. Due to demand, registration is required and class size is limited. Registration is free and open to the public.

There are 5 spaces available.

 
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11:00 AM
MWC/Happy Time Story Time

MWC/Happy Time Story Time will meet in the Ames Room at 11 am.

Closed to the public.

MWC/Happy Time Story Time will meet in the Ames Room at 11 am.

Closed to the public.

 
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12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
MNL Friends Meeting

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Organized in 1979, the Friends are an important support group for the Library.  A patron becomes a Friend with a donation of time or money to the Library. The Friends organize and work on fundraising projects, as well as special programs for both children and adults.

Monthly Friends Meeting are open to all. Join us in the Ames Room. 

Learn more about the Friends.

 

CONTACT: Sally Salancy or Peggy Brisette  friends@mysticnoanklibrary.org

MNL Friends Logo

Organized in 1979, the Friends are an important support group for the Library.  A patron becomes a Friend with a donation of time or money to the Library. The Friends organize and work on fundraising projects, as well as special programs for both children and adults.

Monthly Friends Meeting are open to all. Join us in the Ames Room. 

Learn more about the Friends.

 

CONTACT:
  Sally Salancy or Peggy Brisette
  
  friends@mysticnoanklibrary.org

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Writers Group

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We welcome local writers for free-write sessions at 4 p.m., Mondays, in the Ames Room.

The sessions, loosely based on the notion of stream-of-consciousness writing described by Natalie Goldberg in “Writing Down the Bones,” are broken into three parts of 5 minutes, 10 minutes and 5 minutes.

A writer selects a topic from subjects previously placed in a box.

For the first 5 minutes, write whatever comes to mind. Don’t stop to correct, just record whatever pops into your head, even if it’s something like, “I have no idea what to write…”

Each person shares what they’ve just written, free of commentary or criticism.

Then, for 10 minutes, writers write what comes to mind, perhaps an idea or subject someone had just read aloud or something you wrote in the first 5 minutes will lead to a focus. The group shares again.

Writers write for another 5 minutes and then share.

You’ll be surprised at the places you’ll go with the topics in these sessions. They give you an opportunity to express yourself, they’re therapeutic and they often lead to a lot to talk about after putting your pens down.

The group is open to all and no registration is required.

Image of writer

We welcome local writers for free-write sessions at 4 p.m., Mondays, in the Ames Room.

The sessions, loosely based on the notion of stream-of-consciousness writing described by Natalie Goldberg in “Writing Down the Bones,” are broken into three parts of 5 minutes, 10 minutes and 5 minutes.

A writer selects a topic from subjects previously placed in a box.

For the first 5 minutes, write whatever comes to mind. Don’t stop to correct, just record whatever pops into your head, even if it’s something like, “I have no idea what to write…”

Each person shares what they’ve just written, free of commentary or criticism.

Then, for 10 minutes, writers write what comes to mind, perhaps an idea or subject someone had just read aloud or something you wrote in the first 5 minutes will lead to a focus. The group shares again.

Writers write for another 5 minutes and then share.

You’ll be surprised at the places you’ll go with the topics in these sessions. They give you an opportunity to express yourself, they’re therapeutic and they often lead to a lot to talk about after putting your pens down.

The group is open to all and no registration is required.

 
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Android Smartphones and Tablets: A Tech Class!

Eager to learn to use one of these great, highly customizable devices? Attend this class and learn all about your portable machines, including their settings and navigation, as well as the differences between various brands, and how to tailor each one with apps, services and other features to suit your personal needs and interests.

Choice of either 10:15 am OR 5:30 pm session; attendees should provide their own devices. Registration is required; please use the form below to sign up.

There are 8 spaces available.

Eager to learn to use one of these great, highly customizable devices? Attend this class and learn all about your portable machines, including their settings and navigation, as well as the differences between various brands, and how to tailor each one with apps, services and other features to suit your personal needs and interests.

Choice of either 10:15 am OR 5:30 pm session; attendees should provide their own devices. Registration is required; please use the form below to sign up.

There are 8 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM
College Readiness Series: From Stress to Success

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Laurie Saunders, Senior Admissions Officer, University of Connecticut, Avery Point Campus

This is a presentation where students and their parents learn how to begin the process, make a college list, narrow down and finalize a list, apply to schools, and then decide on the right fit college.  

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Laurie Saunders, Senior Admissions Officer, University of Connecticut, Avery Point Campus

This is a presentation where students and their parents learn how to begin the process, make a college list, narrow down and finalize a list, apply to schools, and then decide on the right fit college.  

Tuesday November 6, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Bereavement Group: Coping with the Loss of a Loved One

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Center for Hospice Care offers bereavement support to anyone grieving the loss of a loved one.  • All groups are free of charge. • Newcomers for 6 week groups are welcomed through the second meeting date. • Pre-registration is required by calling 860-848-5699.

Center for Hospict Care Southeastern CT Logo

Center for Hospice Care offers bereavement support to anyone grieving the loss of a loved one.  • All groups are free of charge. • Newcomers for 6 week groups are welcomed through the second meeting date. • Pre-registration is required by calling 860-848-5699.

 
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1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
Story Time Four and Five Year Olds

Child reading

Scheduled to meet weekly, classes consist of stories, finger-plays, crafts, and songs. All classes start the week of September 24th and run for 8 weeks. Due to demand, registration is required and class size is limited. Registration is free and open to the public.

There are 8 spaces available.

Child reading

Scheduled to meet weekly, classes consist of stories, finger-plays, crafts, and songs. All classes start the week of September 24th and run for 8 weeks. Due to demand, registration is required and class size is limited. Registration is free and open to the public.

There are 8 spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Mystic & Noank History Book Club

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We continue our discussion of A HISTORY OF VENICE by John Julius Norwich, chapter 24 to the end.

To read a review of the book, click on the book cover.

Multiple copies available at the circulation desk.

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We continue our discussion of A HISTORY OF VENICE by John Julius Norwich, chapter 24 to the end.

To read a review of the book, click on the book cover.

Multiple copies available at the circulation desk.

Wednesday November 7, 2018
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10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Story Time: Lapsit 1 (6-23)

Baby with book

Scheduled to meet weekly, classes consist of stories, finger-plays, crafts, and songs. All classes start the week of March 19th and run for 8 weeks. Due to demand, registration is required and class size is limited. Registration is free and open to the public.

There is 1 space available.

Baby with book

Scheduled to meet weekly, classes consist of stories, finger-plays, crafts, and songs. All classes start the week of March 19th and run for 8 weeks. Due to demand, registration is required and class size is limited. Registration is free and open to the public.

There is 1 space available.

 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Story Time: Toddlers 1 (Just 2- Just 3)

Toddler with book

Scheduled to meet weekly, classes consist of stories, finger-plays, crafts, and songs. All classes start the week of March 19th and run for 8 weeks. Due to demand, registration is required and class size is limited. Registration is free and open to the public.

There are 2 spaces available.

Toddler with book

Scheduled to meet weekly, classes consist of stories, finger-plays, crafts, and songs. All classes start the week of March 19th and run for 8 weeks. Due to demand, registration is required and class size is limited. Registration is free and open to the public.

There are 2 spaces available.

 
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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Mystic & Noank Afternoon Book Club

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Join us to discuss the novel WHITE HOUSES by Amy Bloom.

To read a review of the book, click on the book cover.

Multiple copies will be available in early October at the circulation desk.

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Join us to discuss the novel WHITE HOUSES by Amy Bloom.

To read a review of the book, click on the book cover.

Multiple copies will be available in early October at the circulation desk.

 
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Tai Ji Quan: Session One (12 Weeks)

The Mystic & Noank Library is offering two Tai Chi Quan series this fall and winter! 

Starting Wednesday, September 26 and ending Wednesday, December 26.

No classes week of November 21 and November 28.

Patrons may sign up for Session One OR Session Two. 

Funded by the Yale University/ CT Collaboration for Fall Prevention.

Registration is required and seats are limited; please sign up for this class below. PLEASE NOTE: By signing up for one session, you will be signing up for all 12 classes. Sign up for Session One below.

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

The Mystic & Noank Library is offering two Tai Chi Quan series this fall and winter! 

Starting Wednesday, September 26 and ending Wednesday, December 26.

No classes week of November 21 and November 28.

Patrons may sign up for Session One OR Session Two. 

Funded by the Yale University/ CT Collaboration for Fall Prevention.

Registration is required and seats are limited; please sign up for this class below. PLEASE NOTE: By signing up for one session, you will be signing up for all 12 classes. Sign up for Session One below.

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

 
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3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
Tai Ji Quan: Session Two (12 Weeks)

The Mystic & Noank Library is offering two Tai Chi Quan series this fall and winter! 

Starting Wednesday, September 26 and ending Wednesday, December 26.

No classes week of November 21 and November 28.

Patrons may sign up for Session One OR Session Two. 

Funded by the Yale University/ CT Collaboration for Fall Prevention.

Registration is required and seats are limited; please sign up for this class below. PLEASE NOTE: By signing up for one session, you will be signing up for all 12 classes. Sign up for Session Two below.

The Mystic & Noank Library is offering two Tai Chi Quan series this fall and winter! 

Starting Wednesday, September 26 and ending Wednesday, December 26.

No classes week of November 21 and November 28.

Patrons may sign up for Session One OR Session Two. 

Funded by the Yale University/ CT Collaboration for Fall Prevention.

Registration is required and seats are limited; please sign up for this class below. PLEASE NOTE: By signing up for one session, you will be signing up for all 12 classes. Sign up for Session Two below.


 
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7:00 PM
Treasures of Southeastern Connecticut: A Book Talk by Steve Fagin!

The Day’s latest book, Treasures of Southeastern Connecticut, is scheduled to be released in late November. Author Steve Fagin will hold an illustrated talk at the MNL with a Q&A to follow!

The book features over 50 essays and more than 120 color photographs celebrating the region’s many natural attractions, tracing their history and paying tribute to the organizations that helped preserve them for future generations.

Mr. Fagin writes the weekly “Great Outdoors” column for The Day; Dirk Langeveld, the co-author, is the newspaper’s marketing editor. They spent six months researching, visiting and photographing scores of state parks, forests, land preserves, farms and waterways.      

The book includes essays about and photographs of Sandy Point and Barn Island, Haley Farm and other areas that should be of particular interest to locals.

This program is free and open to the public; no registration is required.

The Day’s latest book, Treasures of Southeastern Connecticut, is scheduled to be released in late November. Author Steve Fagin will hold an illustrated talk at the MNL with a Q&A to follow!

The book features over 50 essays and more than 120 color photographs celebrating the region’s many natural attractions, tracing their history and paying tribute to the organizations that helped preserve them for future generations.

Mr. Fagin writes the weekly “Great Outdoors” column for The Day; Dirk Langeveld, the co-author, is the newspaper’s marketing editor. They spent six months researching, visiting and photographing scores of state parks, forests, land preserves, farms and waterways.      

The book includes essays about and photographs of Sandy Point and Barn Island, Haley Farm and other areas that should be of particular interest to locals.

This program is free and open to the public; no registration is required.

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Mystic & Noank Evening Book Club

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Join us to discuss Mark Haddon's book of short stories THE PIER FALLS AND OTHER STORIES.  

To read a brief review of the book, click on the book cover.

Multiple copies of the book will be available in early October at the circulation desk.

image of book cover

 

 

Join us to discuss Mark Haddon's book of short stories THE PIER FALLS AND OTHER STORIES.  

To read a brief review of the book, click on the book cover.

Multiple copies of the book will be available in early October at the circulation desk.

Thursday November 8, 2018
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10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Story Time: Lapsit 2 (6-23)

Baby with book

Scheduled to meet weekly, classes consist of stories, finger-plays, crafts, and songs. All classes start the week of March 19th and run for 8 weeks. Due to demand, registration is required and class size is limited. Registration is free and open to the public.

There are 3 spaces available.

Baby with book

Scheduled to meet weekly, classes consist of stories, finger-plays, crafts, and songs. All classes start the week of March 19th and run for 8 weeks. Due to demand, registration is required and class size is limited. Registration is free and open to the public.

There are 3 spaces available.

 
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11:00 AM
MWC/Happy Time Story Time

MWC/Happy Time Story Time will meet in the Ames Room at 11 am.

Closed to the public.

MWC/Happy Time Story Time will meet in the Ames Room at 11 am.

Closed to the public.

 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Story Time: Toddlers 2 (Just 2- Just 3)

Kid with book

Scheduled to meet weekly, classes consist of stories, finger-plays, crafts, and songs. All classes start the week of March 19th and run for 8 weeks. Due to demand, registration is required and class size is limited. Registration is free and open to the public.

There are 3 spaces available.

Kid with book

Scheduled to meet weekly, classes consist of stories, finger-plays, crafts, and songs. All classes start the week of March 19th and run for 8 weeks. Due to demand, registration is required and class size is limited. Registration is free and open to the public.

There are 3 spaces available.

 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Cribbage Club

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Do you know how to play cribbage or are ready to learn? 
 
Join us each week at M&NL! Cribbage is a great way to keep your mind sharp and meet new friends. This new group is being led by Donna Anderson.
 
Cribbage Club will meet in the Ames Room, when available. Otherwise, meetings will be held in the Menders' Room on the 2nd Level.
CONTACT: Donna Anderson  203-470-4566  donnaencorefit@gmail.com

Cribbage board

 
Do you know how to play cribbage or are ready to learn? 
 
Join us each week at M&NL! Cribbage is a great way to keep your mind sharp and meet new friends. This new group is being led by Donna Anderson.
 
Cribbage Club will meet in the Ames Room, when available. Otherwise, meetings will be held in the Menders' Room on the 2nd Level.
CONTACT:
  Donna Anderson
  203.470.4566
  donnaencorefit@gmail.com

Friday November 9, 2018
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Heartfulness Meditation Series with Marsha Thompson

Join us for this exciting new Meditation series at the Library! The class, which will go for an hour and a half, will meet at 10:30 am for 7 weeks on the following dates:

Friday, October 12th

Friday, October 19th

Friday, October 26th

Friday, November 2nd

Friday, November 9th

Friday, November 16th

Friday, November 23rd

Heartfulness is a simple and natural path of heart-centered wellness that fosters balance, peace and wellbeing. The introductory practices include a relaxation exercise and a Heartfulness meditation. This approach to wellness centers on using the heart to guide us on our journey to personal development and inner enrichment. By focusing our attention on the heart, we gradually learn to regulate the mind while exploring the secrets of the heart. With continued practice, Heartfulness can enable you to reach profound depths of meditation and achieve inner transformation.   

Come experience guided Heartfulness relaxation and meditation with Marsha Thompson a practitioner and certified trainer who enjoys sharing her practice with one and all who have interest. All partcipants should bring a journal and a copy of the book The Heartfulness Way, available for sale at Bank Square Books.

Registration is required for this program; please sign up using the form below.

There are 39 spaces available.

Join us for this exciting new Meditation series at the Library! The class, which will go for an hour and a half, will meet at 10:30 am for 7 weeks on the following dates:

Friday, October 12th

Friday, October 19th

Friday, October 26th

Friday, November 2nd

Friday, November 9th

Friday, November 16th

Friday, November 23rd

Heartfulness is a simple and natural path of heart-centered wellness that fosters balance, peace and wellbeing. The introductory practices include a relaxation exercise and a Heartfulness meditation. This approach to wellness centers on using the heart to guide us on our journey to personal development and inner enrichment. By focusing our attention on the heart, we gradually learn to regulate the mind while exploring the secrets of the heart. With continued practice, Heartfulness can enable you to reach profound depths of meditation and achieve inner transformation.   

Come experience guided Heartfulness relaxation and meditation with Marsha Thompson a practitioner and certified trainer who enjoys sharing her practice with one and all who have interest. All partcipants should bring a journal and a copy of the book The Heartfulness Way, available for sale at Bank Square Books.

Registration is required for this program; please sign up using the form below.

There are 39 spaces available.

Monday November 12, 2018
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10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Library Closed in Honor of Veterans' Day

The Mystic & Noank Library will be closed in observation of Veterans' Day on Monday, Nov. 12th, 2018.

We will resume our regular hours on Tuesday, Nov. 13th from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Patrons may return print and A/V materials in the bookdrop outside the front door of the Library.

We hope everyone has a safe and peaceful holiday, and thank you to all of the brave veterans who have fought for and served our country.

The Mystic & Noank Library will be closed in observation of Veterans' Day on Monday, Nov. 12th, 2018.

We will resume our regular hours on Tuesday, Nov. 13th from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Patrons may return print and A/V materials in the bookdrop outside the front door of the Library.

We hope everyone has a safe and peaceful holiday, and thank you to all of the brave veterans who have fought for and served our country.

Tuesday November 13, 2018
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1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
Story Time Four and Five Year Olds

Child reading

Scheduled to meet weekly, classes consist of stories, finger-plays, crafts, and songs. All classes start the week of September 24th and run for 8 weeks. Due to demand, registration is required and class size is limited. Registration is free and open to the public.

There are 8 spaces available.

Child reading

Scheduled to meet weekly, classes consist of stories, finger-plays, crafts, and songs. All classes start the week of September 24th and run for 8 weeks. Due to demand, registration is required and class size is limited. Registration is free and open to the public.

There are 8 spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Mystic & Noank History Book Club

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We will be discussing the second half of A HISTORY OF VENICE by John Julius Norwich (chapter 24 to end).

To read a review of the book click on the book cover.

Multiple copies of the book are available at the circulation desk.

image of book cover

 

We will be discussing the second half of A HISTORY OF VENICE by John Julius Norwich (chapter 24 to end).

To read a review of the book click on the book cover.

Multiple copies of the book are available at the circulation desk.

Wednesday November 14, 2018
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10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Story Time: Lapsit 1 (6-23)

Baby with book

Scheduled to meet weekly, classes consist of stories, finger-plays, crafts, and songs. All classes start the week of March 19th and run for 8 weeks. Due to demand, registration is required and class size is limited. Registration is free and open to the public.

There is 1 space available.

Baby with book

Scheduled to meet weekly, classes consist of stories, finger-plays, crafts, and songs. All classes start the week of March 19th and run for 8 weeks. Due to demand, registration is required and class size is limited. Registration is free and open to the public.

There is 1 space available.

 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Story Time: Toddlers 1 (Just 2- Just 3)

Toddler with book

Scheduled to meet weekly, classes consist of stories, finger-plays, crafts, and songs. All classes start the week of March 19th and run for 8 weeks. Due to demand, registration is required and class size is limited. Registration is free and open to the public.

There are 2 spaces available.

Toddler with book

Scheduled to meet weekly, classes consist of stories, finger-plays, crafts, and songs. All classes start the week of March 19th and run for 8 weeks. Due to demand, registration is required and class size is limited. Registration is free and open to the public.

There are 2 spaces available.

 
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Tai Ji Quan: Session One (12 Weeks)

The Mystic & Noank Library is offering two Tai Chi Quan series this fall and winter! 

Starting Wednesday, September 26 and ending Wednesday, December 26.

No classes week of November 21 and November 28.

Patrons may sign up for Session One OR Session Two. 

Funded by the Yale University/ CT Collaboration for Fall Prevention.

Registration is required and seats are limited; please sign up for this class below. PLEASE NOTE: By signing up for one session, you will be signing up for all 12 classes. Sign up for Session One below.

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

The Mystic & Noank Library is offering two Tai Chi Quan series this fall and winter! 

Starting Wednesday, September 26 and ending Wednesday, December 26.

No classes week of November 21 and November 28.

Patrons may sign up for Session One OR Session Two. 

Funded by the Yale University/ CT Collaboration for Fall Prevention.

Registration is required and seats are limited; please sign up for this class below. PLEASE NOTE: By signing up for one session, you will be signing up for all 12 classes. Sign up for Session One below.

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

 
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3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
Tai Ji Quan: Session Two (12 Weeks)

The Mystic & Noank Library is offering two Tai Chi Quan series this fall and winter! 

Starting Wednesday, September 26 and ending Wednesday, December 26.

No classes week of November 21 and November 28.

Patrons may sign up for Session One OR Session Two. 

Funded by the Yale University/ CT Collaboration for Fall Prevention.

Registration is required and seats are limited; please sign up for this class below. PLEASE NOTE: By signing up for one session, you will be signing up for all 12 classes. Sign up for Session Two below.

The Mystic & Noank Library is offering two Tai Chi Quan series this fall and winter! 

Starting Wednesday, September 26 and ending Wednesday, December 26.

No classes week of November 21 and November 28.

Patrons may sign up for Session One OR Session Two. 

Funded by the Yale University/ CT Collaboration for Fall Prevention.

Registration is required and seats are limited; please sign up for this class below. PLEASE NOTE: By signing up for one session, you will be signing up for all 12 classes. Sign up for Session Two below.


 
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5:30 PM - 6:45 PM
Cyber Security for the Holiday Season: A Tech Seminar!

Shopping for the holidays can be stressful, and, if you're not aware of all the online scams and fraudulent websites out there, potentially dangerous! Protect yourself and enjoy a safe shopping season by attending this special seminar on how to avoid identity theft, hackers, false proprietors and more by learning to identify the many, many different forms of fraud, as well as what best financial practices on the web look like. You will also learn how to tell when Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals aren't all that meet the eye. We hope you will join us for this fun, one-of-a-kind program on staying safe online during the holiday season!

This event is free and open to the public; no registration is required.

Shopping for the holidays can be stressful, and, if you're not aware of all the online scams and fraudulent websites out there, potentially dangerous! Protect yourself and enjoy a safe shopping season by attending this special seminar on how to avoid identity theft, hackers, false proprietors and more by learning to identify the many, many different forms of fraud, as well as what best financial practices on the web look like. You will also learn how to tell when Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals aren't all that meet the eye. We hope you will join us for this fun, one-of-a-kind program on staying safe online during the holiday season!

This event is free and open to the public; no registration is required.

 
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Mystic Calligraphers

The Mystic Calligraphers meet in the Ames Room of the Library from 7-9 pm on the second Wednesday of every month. They are looking for new members! If you're interested in joining, please use the contact information available on their website here.

The Mystic Calligraphers meet in the Ames Room of the Library from 7-9 pm on the second Wednesday of every month. They are looking for new members! If you're interested in joining, please use the contact information available on their website here.

Thursday November 15, 2018
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10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Story Time: Lapsit 2 (6-23)

Baby with book

Scheduled to meet weekly, classes consist of stories, finger-plays, crafts, and songs. All classes start the week of March 19th and run for 8 weeks. Due to demand, registration is required and class size is limited. Registration is free and open to the public.

There are 3 spaces available.

Baby with book

Scheduled to meet weekly, classes consist of stories, finger-plays, crafts, and songs. All classes start the week of March 19th and run for 8 weeks. Due to demand, registration is required and class size is limited. Registration is free and open to the public.

There are 3 spaces available.

 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Story Time: Toddlers 2 (Just 2- Just 3)

Kid with book

Scheduled to meet weekly, classes consist of stories, finger-plays, crafts, and songs. All classes start the week of March 19th and run for 8 weeks. Due to demand, registration is required and class size is limited. Registration is free and open to the public.

There are 3 spaces available.

Kid with book

Scheduled to meet weekly, classes consist of stories, finger-plays, crafts, and songs. All classes start the week of March 19th and run for 8 weeks. Due to demand, registration is required and class size is limited. Registration is free and open to the public.

There are 3 spaces available.

 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Cribbage Club

Cribbage board

 
Do you know how to play cribbage or are ready to learn? 
 
Join us each week at M&NL! Cribbage is a great way to keep your mind sharp and meet new friends. This new group is being led by Donna Anderson.
 
Cribbage Club will meet in the Ames Room, when available. Otherwise, meetings will be held in the Menders' Room on the 2nd Level.
CONTACT: Donna Anderson  203-470-4566  donnaencorefit@gmail.com

Cribbage board

 
Do you know how to play cribbage or are ready to learn? 
 
Join us each week at M&NL! Cribbage is a great way to keep your mind sharp and meet new friends. This new group is being led by Donna Anderson.
 
Cribbage Club will meet in the Ames Room, when available. Otherwise, meetings will be held in the Menders' Room on the 2nd Level.
CONTACT:
  Donna Anderson
  203.470.4566
  donnaencorefit@gmail.com

Friday November 16, 2018
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Heartfulness Meditation with Marsha Thompson

Join us for this exciting new Meditation series at the Library! The class, which will go for an hour and a half, will meet at 10:30 am for 7 weeks on the following dates:

Friday, October 12th

Friday, October 19th

Friday, October 26th

Friday, November 2nd

Friday, November 9th

Friday, November 16th

Friday, November 23rd

Heartfulness is a simple and natural path of heart-centered wellness that fosters balance, peace and wellbeing. The introductory practices include a relaxation exercise and a Heartfulness meditation. This approach to wellness centers on using the heart to guide us on our journey to personal development and inner enrichment. By focusing our attention on the heart, we gradually learn to regulate the mind while exploring the secrets of the heart. With continued practice, Heartfulness can enable you to reach profound depths of meditation and achieve inner transformation.   

Come experience guided Heartfulness relaxation and meditation with Marsha Thompson a practitioner and certified trainer who enjoys sharing her practice with one and all who have interest. All partcipants should bring a journal and a copy of the book The Heartfulness Way, available for sale at Bank Square Books.

Registration is required for this program; please sign up using the form below.

There are 39 spaces available.

Join us for this exciting new Meditation series at the Library! The class, which will go for an hour and a half, will meet at 10:30 am for 7 weeks on the following dates:

Friday, October 12th

Friday, October 19th

Friday, October 26th

Friday, November 2nd

Friday, November 9th

Friday, November 16th

Friday, November 23rd

Heartfulness is a simple and natural path of heart-centered wellness that fosters balance, peace and wellbeing. The introductory practices include a relaxation exercise and a Heartfulness meditation. This approach to wellness centers on using the heart to guide us on our journey to personal development and inner enrichment. By focusing our attention on the heart, we gradually learn to regulate the mind while exploring the secrets of the heart. With continued practice, Heartfulness can enable you to reach profound depths of meditation and achieve inner transformation.   

Come experience guided Heartfulness relaxation and meditation with Marsha Thompson a practitioner and certified trainer who enjoys sharing her practice with one and all who have interest. All partcipants should bring a journal and a copy of the book The Heartfulness Way, available for sale at Bank Square Books.

Registration is required for this program; please sign up using the form below.

There are 39 spaces available.

Saturday November 17, 2018
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Sit! Stay! Read! with Phantom

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Phantom the Therapy Dog will be at the library today from 11- noon! Phantom, our Bernese Mountain Dog friend, provides a relaxing reading experience for children and their caregivers. Each child will have individual time with Phantom. Sign-up to read to him (ages 6 and up, please) or just stop by and say hi!  Sign-up below or call the Children's Room at 860-536-7721 to reserve a space.

 

There are 4 spaces available.

photo of Phantom the Therapy Dog

Phantom the Therapy Dog will be at the library today from 11- noon! Phantom, our Bernese Mountain Dog friend, provides a relaxing reading experience for children and their caregivers. Each child will have individual time with Phantom. Sign-up to read to him (ages 6 and up, please) or just stop by and say hi!  Sign-up below or call the Children's Room at 860-536-7721 to reserve a space.

 

There are 4 spaces available.

Monday November 19, 2018
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Writers Group

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We welcome local writers for free-write sessions at 4 p.m., Mondays, in the Ames Room.

The sessions, loosely based on the notion of stream-of-consciousness writing described by Natalie Goldberg in “Writing Down the Bones,” are broken into three parts of 5 minutes, 10 minutes and 5 minutes.

A writer selects a topic from subjects previously placed in a box.

For the first 5 minutes, write whatever comes to mind. Don’t stop to correct, just record whatever pops into your head, even if it’s something like, “I have no idea what to write…”

Each person shares what they’ve just written, free of commentary or criticism.

Then, for 10 minutes, writers write what comes to mind, perhaps an idea or subject someone had just read aloud or something you wrote in the first 5 minutes will lead to a focus. The group shares again.

Writers write for another 5 minutes and then share.

You’ll be surprised at the places you’ll go with the topics in these sessions. They give you an opportunity to express yourself, they’re therapeutic and they often lead to a lot to talk about after putting your pens down.

The group is open to all and no registration is required.

Image of writer

We welcome local writers for free-write sessions at 4 p.m., Mondays, in the Ames Room.

The sessions, loosely based on the notion of stream-of-consciousness writing described by Natalie Goldberg in “Writing Down the Bones,” are broken into three parts of 5 minutes, 10 minutes and 5 minutes.

A writer selects a topic from subjects previously placed in a box.

For the first 5 minutes, write whatever comes to mind. Don’t stop to correct, just record whatever pops into your head, even if it’s something like, “I have no idea what to write…”

Each person shares what they’ve just written, free of commentary or criticism.

Then, for 10 minutes, writers write what comes to mind, perhaps an idea or subject someone had just read aloud or something you wrote in the first 5 minutes will lead to a focus. The group shares again.

Writers write for another 5 minutes and then share.

You’ll be surprised at the places you’ll go with the topics in these sessions. They give you an opportunity to express yourself, they’re therapeutic and they often lead to a lot to talk about after putting your pens down.

The group is open to all and no registration is required.

Tuesday November 20, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Bereavement Group: Coping with the Loss of a Loved One

Center for Hospict Care Southeastern CT Logo

Center for Hospice Care offers bereavement support to anyone grieving the loss of a loved one.  • All groups are free of charge. • Newcomers for 6 week groups are welcomed through the second meeting date. • Pre-registration is required by calling 860-848-5699.

Center for Hospict Care Southeastern CT Logo

Center for Hospice Care offers bereavement support to anyone grieving the loss of a loved one.  • All groups are free of charge. • Newcomers for 6 week groups are welcomed through the second meeting date. • Pre-registration is required by calling 860-848-5699.

Wednesday November 21, 2018
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1:00 PM
Library Closing Early for Thanksgiving Holiday

The Mystic & Noank Library will close early at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21 due to the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. We will resume our normal hours on Friday, November 23 from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Patrons may return books and audio/visual materials in our outdoor book drop during the closing.

We hope you have a safe and happy holiday!

The Mystic & Noank Library will close early at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21 due to the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. We will resume our normal hours on Friday, November 23 from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Patrons may return books and audio/visual materials in our outdoor book drop during the closing.

We hope you have a safe and happy holiday!

Thursday November 22, 2018
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Closed for Thanksgiving!

The Mystic & Noank Library will be closed on Thursday, November 22 in observation of Thanksgiving. We will resume our normal hours on Friday, November 23.

Patrons may return books and media in our outdoor book drop during closed hours.

Have a happy holiday!

The Mystic & Noank Library will be closed on Thursday, November 22 in observation of Thanksgiving. We will resume our normal hours on Friday, November 23.

Patrons may return books and media in our outdoor book drop during closed hours.

Have a happy holiday!

Friday November 23, 2018
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Heartfulness Meditation with Marsha Thompson

Join us for this exciting new Meditation series at the Library! The class, which will go for an hour and a half, will meet at 10:30 am for 7 weeks on the following dates:

Friday, October 12th

Friday, October 19th

Friday, October 26th

Friday, November 2nd

Friday, November 9th

Friday, November 16th

Friday, November 23rd

Heartfulness is a simple and natural path of heart-centered wellness that fosters balance, peace and wellbeing. The introductory practices include a relaxation exercise and a Heartfulness meditation. This approach to wellness centers on using the heart to guide us on our journey to personal development and inner enrichment. By focusing our attention on the heart, we gradually learn to regulate the mind while exploring the secrets of the heart. With continued practice, Heartfulness can enable you to reach profound depths of meditation and achieve inner transformation.   

Come experience guided Heartfulness relaxation and meditation with Marsha Thompson a practitioner and certified trainer who enjoys sharing her practice with one and all who have interest. All partcipants should bring a journal and a copy of the book The Heartfulness Way, available for sale at Bank Square Books.

Registration is required for this program; please sign up using the form below.

There are 39 spaces available.

Join us for this exciting new Meditation series at the Library! The class, which will go for an hour and a half, will meet at 10:30 am for 7 weeks on the following dates:

Friday, October 12th

Friday, October 19th

Friday, October 26th

Friday, November 2nd

Friday, November 9th

Friday, November 16th

Friday, November 23rd

Heartfulness is a simple and natural path of heart-centered wellness that fosters balance, peace and wellbeing. The introductory practices include a relaxation exercise and a Heartfulness meditation. This approach to wellness centers on using the heart to guide us on our journey to personal development and inner enrichment. By focusing our attention on the heart, we gradually learn to regulate the mind while exploring the secrets of the heart. With continued practice, Heartfulness can enable you to reach profound depths of meditation and achieve inner transformation.   

Come experience guided Heartfulness relaxation and meditation with Marsha Thompson a practitioner and certified trainer who enjoys sharing her practice with one and all who have interest. All partcipants should bring a journal and a copy of the book The Heartfulness Way, available for sale at Bank Square Books.

Registration is required for this program; please sign up using the form below.

There are 39 spaces available.

Monday November 26, 2018
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Writers Group

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We welcome local writers for free-write sessions at 4 p.m., Mondays, in the Ames Room.

The sessions, loosely based on the notion of stream-of-consciousness writing described by Natalie Goldberg in “Writing Down the Bones,” are broken into three parts of 5 minutes, 10 minutes and 5 minutes.

A writer selects a topic from subjects previously placed in a box.

For the first 5 minutes, write whatever comes to mind. Don’t stop to correct, just record whatever pops into your head, even if it’s something like, “I have no idea what to write…”

Each person shares what they’ve just written, free of commentary or criticism.

Then, for 10 minutes, writers write what comes to mind, perhaps an idea or subject someone had just read aloud or something you wrote in the first 5 minutes will lead to a focus. The group shares again.

Writers write for another 5 minutes and then share.

You’ll be surprised at the places you’ll go with the topics in these sessions. They give you an opportunity to express yourself, they’re therapeutic and they often lead to a lot to talk about after putting your pens down.

The group is open to all and no registration is required.

Image of writer

We welcome local writers for free-write sessions at 4 p.m., Mondays, in the Ames Room.

The sessions, loosely based on the notion of stream-of-consciousness writing described by Natalie Goldberg in “Writing Down the Bones,” are broken into three parts of 5 minutes, 10 minutes and 5 minutes.

A writer selects a topic from subjects previously placed in a box.

For the first 5 minutes, write whatever comes to mind. Don’t stop to correct, just record whatever pops into your head, even if it’s something like, “I have no idea what to write…”

Each person shares what they’ve just written, free of commentary or criticism.

Then, for 10 minutes, writers write what comes to mind, perhaps an idea or subject someone had just read aloud or something you wrote in the first 5 minutes will lead to a focus. The group shares again.

Writers write for another 5 minutes and then share.

You’ll be surprised at the places you’ll go with the topics in these sessions. They give you an opportunity to express yourself, they’re therapeutic and they often lead to a lot to talk about after putting your pens down.

The group is open to all and no registration is required.

Thursday November 29, 2018
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Cribbage Club

Cribbage board

 
Do you know how to play cribbage or are ready to learn? 
 
Join us each week at M&NL! Cribbage is a great way to keep your mind sharp and meet new friends. This new group is being led by Donna Anderson.
 
Cribbage Club will meet in the Ames Room, when available. Otherwise, meetings will be held in the Menders' Room on the 2nd Level.
CONTACT: Donna Anderson  203-470-4566  donnaencorefit@gmail.com

Cribbage board

 
Do you know how to play cribbage or are ready to learn? 
 
Join us each week at M&NL! Cribbage is a great way to keep your mind sharp and meet new friends. This new group is being led by Donna Anderson.
 
Cribbage Club will meet in the Ames Room, when available. Otherwise, meetings will be held in the Menders' Room on the 2nd Level.
CONTACT:
  Donna Anderson
  203.470.4566
  donnaencorefit@gmail.com

Monday December 3, 2018
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10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Design Your Own Greeting Cards: A Tech Class!

Create your own beautiful, personalized greeting cards for the holiday season using free programs on the web! By learning to use versatile design services like Inkscape and Canva, students will be able to make both digital AND print greeting cards for their co-workers, friends and family - all from the comfort of their own homes, without spending a penny!

Choice of 10:15 am OR 5:30 pm session; attendees should provide their own devices. Registration is required; please sign up using the form below.

There are 15 spaces available.

Create your own beautiful, personalized greeting cards for the holiday season using free programs on the web! By learning to use versatile design services like Inkscape and Canva, students will be able to make both digital AND print greeting cards for their co-workers, friends and family - all from the comfort of their own homes, without spending a penny!

Choice of 10:15 am OR 5:30 pm session; attendees should provide their own devices. Registration is required; please sign up using the form below.

There are 15 spaces available.

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Writers Group

Image of writer

We welcome local writers for free-write sessions at 4 p.m., Mondays, in the Ames Room.

The sessions, loosely based on the notion of stream-of-consciousness writing described by Natalie Goldberg in “Writing Down the Bones,” are broken into three parts of 5 minutes, 10 minutes and 5 minutes.

A writer selects a topic from subjects previously placed in a box.

For the first 5 minutes, write whatever comes to mind. Don’t stop to correct, just record whatever pops into your head, even if it’s something like, “I have no idea what to write…”

Each person shares what they’ve just written, free of commentary or criticism.

Then, for 10 minutes, writers write what comes to mind, perhaps an idea or subject someone had just read aloud or something you wrote in the first 5 minutes will lead to a focus. The group shares again.

Writers write for another 5 minutes and then share.

You’ll be surprised at the places you’ll go with the topics in these sessions. They give you an opportunity to express yourself, they’re therapeutic and they often lead to a lot to talk about after putting your pens down.

The group is open to all and no registration is required.

Image of writer

We welcome local writers for free-write sessions at 4 p.m., Mondays, in the Ames Room.

The sessions, loosely based on the notion of stream-of-consciousness writing described by Natalie Goldberg in “Writing Down the Bones,” are broken into three parts of 5 minutes, 10 minutes and 5 minutes.

A writer selects a topic from subjects previously placed in a box.

For the first 5 minutes, write whatever comes to mind. Don’t stop to correct, just record whatever pops into your head, even if it’s something like, “I have no idea what to write…”

Each person shares what they’ve just written, free of commentary or criticism.

Then, for 10 minutes, writers write what comes to mind, perhaps an idea or subject someone had just read aloud or something you wrote in the first 5 minutes will lead to a focus. The group shares again.

Writers write for another 5 minutes and then share.

You’ll be surprised at the places you’ll go with the topics in these sessions. They give you an opportunity to express yourself, they’re therapeutic and they often lead to a lot to talk about after putting your pens down.

The group is open to all and no registration is required.

 
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Design Your Own Greeting Cards: A Tech Class!

Create your own beautiful, personalized greeting cards for the holiday season using free programs on the web! By learning to use versatile design services like Inkscape and Canva, students will be able to make both digital AND print greeting cards for their co-workers, friends and family - all from the comfort of their own homes, without spending a penny!

Choice of 10:15 am OR 5:30 pm session; attendees should provide their own devices. Registration is required; please sign up using the form below.

There are 15 spaces available.

Create your own beautiful, personalized greeting cards for the holiday season using free programs on the web! By learning to use versatile design services like Inkscape and Canva, students will be able to make both digital AND print greeting cards for their co-workers, friends and family - all from the comfort of their own homes, without spending a penny!

Choice of 10:15 am OR 5:30 pm session; attendees should provide their own devices. Registration is required; please sign up using the form below.

There are 15 spaces available.

Tuesday December 4, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Bereavement Group: Coping with the Loss of a Loved One

Center for Hospict Care Southeastern CT Logo

Center for Hospice Care offers bereavement support to anyone grieving the loss of a loved one.  • All groups are free of charge. • Newcomers for 6 week groups are welcomed through the second meeting date. • Pre-registration is required by calling 860-848-5699.

Center for Hospict Care Southeastern CT Logo

Center for Hospice Care offers bereavement support to anyone grieving the loss of a loved one.  • All groups are free of charge. • Newcomers for 6 week groups are welcomed through the second meeting date. • Pre-registration is required by calling 860-848-5699.

Wednesday December 5, 2018
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Tai Ji Quan: Session One (12 Weeks)

The Mystic & Noank Library is offering two Tai Chi Quan series this fall and winter! 

Starting Wednesday, September 26 and ending Wednesday, December 26.

No classes week of November 21 and November 28.

Patrons may sign up for Session One OR Session Two. 

Funded by the Yale University/ CT Collaboration for Fall Prevention.

Registration is required and seats are limited; please sign up for this class below. PLEASE NOTE: By signing up for one session, you will be signing up for all 12 classes. Sign up for Session One below.

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

The Mystic & Noank Library is offering two Tai Chi Quan series this fall and winter! 

Starting Wednesday, September 26 and ending Wednesday, December 26.

No classes week of November 21 and November 28.

Patrons may sign up for Session One OR Session Two. 

Funded by the Yale University/ CT Collaboration for Fall Prevention.

Registration is required and seats are limited; please sign up for this class below. PLEASE NOTE: By signing up for one session, you will be signing up for all 12 classes. Sign up for Session One below.

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

 
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3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
Tai Ji Quan: Session Two (12 Weeks)

The Mystic & Noank Library is offering two Tai Chi Quan series this fall and winter! 

Starting Wednesday, September 26 and ending Wednesday, December 26.

No classes week of November 21 and November 28.

Patrons may sign up for Session One OR Session Two. 

Funded by the Yale University/ CT Collaboration for Fall Prevention.

Registration is required and seats are limited; please sign up for this class below. PLEASE NOTE: By signing up for one session, you will be signing up for all 12 classes. Sign up for Session Two below.

The Mystic & Noank Library is offering two Tai Chi Quan series this fall and winter! 

Starting Wednesday, September 26 and ending Wednesday, December 26.

No classes week of November 21 and November 28.

Patrons may sign up for Session One OR Session Two. 

Funded by the Yale University/ CT Collaboration for Fall Prevention.

Registration is required and seats are limited; please sign up for this class below. PLEASE NOTE: By signing up for one session, you will be signing up for all 12 classes. Sign up for Session Two below.


Thursday December 6, 2018
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Cribbage Club

Cribbage board

 
Do you know how to play cribbage or are ready to learn? 
 
Join us each week at M&NL! Cribbage is a great way to keep your mind sharp and meet new friends. This new group is being led by Donna Anderson.
 
Cribbage Club will meet in the Ames Room, when available. Otherwise, meetings will be held in the Menders' Room on the 2nd Level.
CONTACT: Donna Anderson  203-470-4566  donnaencorefit@gmail.com

Cribbage board

 
Do you know how to play cribbage or are ready to learn? 
 
Join us each week at M&NL! Cribbage is a great way to keep your mind sharp and meet new friends. This new group is being led by Donna Anderson.
 
Cribbage Club will meet in the Ames Room, when available. Otherwise, meetings will be held in the Menders' Room on the 2nd Level.
CONTACT:
  Donna Anderson
  203.470.4566
  donnaencorefit@gmail.com

Monday December 10, 2018
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10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
WordPress 101: A Tech Class!

Create your own website or blog with this free online program that lets you build a completely customizable webpage! No coding required; thousands of templates allow you to design your own site as you like it. You'll be able to share stories, videos, photos and more with friends and family on a page that could range from a hobby website to a just-for-fun blog!

Choice of 10:15 am OR 5:30 pm session; attendees should provide their own devices. Registration is required; please sign up using the form below.

There are 15 spaces available.

Create your own website or blog with this free online program that lets you build a completely customizable webpage! No coding required; thousands of templates allow you to design your own site as you like it. You'll be able to share stories, videos, photos and more with friends and family on a page that could range from a hobby website to a just-for-fun blog!

Choice of 10:15 am OR 5:30 pm session; attendees should provide their own devices. Registration is required; please sign up using the form below.

There are 15 spaces available.

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Writers Group

Image of writer

We welcome local writers for free-write sessions at 4 p.m., Mondays, in the Ames Room.

The sessions, loosely based on the notion of stream-of-consciousness writing described by Natalie Goldberg in “Writing Down the Bones,” are broken into three parts of 5 minutes, 10 minutes and 5 minutes.

A writer selects a topic from subjects previously placed in a box.

For the first 5 minutes, write whatever comes to mind. Don’t stop to correct, just record whatever pops into your head, even if it’s something like, “I have no idea what to write…”

Each person shares what they’ve just written, free of commentary or criticism.

Then, for 10 minutes, writers write what comes to mind, perhaps an idea or subject someone had just read aloud or something you wrote in the first 5 minutes will lead to a focus. The group shares again.

Writers write for another 5 minutes and then share.

You’ll be surprised at the places you’ll go with the topics in these sessions. They give you an opportunity to express yourself, they’re therapeutic and they often lead to a lot to talk about after putting your pens down.

The group is open to all and no registration is required.

Image of writer

We welcome local writers for free-write sessions at 4 p.m., Mondays, in the Ames Room.

The sessions, loosely based on the notion of stream-of-consciousness writing described by Natalie Goldberg in “Writing Down the Bones,” are broken into three parts of 5 minutes, 10 minutes and 5 minutes.

A writer selects a topic from subjects previously placed in a box.

For the first 5 minutes, write whatever comes to mind. Don’t stop to correct, just record whatever pops into your head, even if it’s something like, “I have no idea what to write…”

Each person shares what they’ve just written, free of commentary or criticism.

Then, for 10 minutes, writers write what comes to mind, perhaps an idea or subject someone had just read aloud or something you wrote in the first 5 minutes will lead to a focus. The group shares again.

Writers write for another 5 minutes and then share.

You’ll be surprised at the places you’ll go with the topics in these sessions. They give you an opportunity to express yourself, they’re therapeutic and they often lead to a lot to talk about after putting your pens down.

The group is open to all and no registration is required.

 
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
WordPress 101: A Tech Class!

Create your own website or blog with this free online program that lets you build a completely customizable webpage! No coding required; thousands of templates allow you to design your own site as you like it. You'll be able to share stories, videos, photos and more with friends and family on a page that could range from a hobby website to a just-for-fun blog!

Choice of 10:15 am OR 5:30 pm session; attendees should provide their own devices. Registration is required; please sign up using the form below.

There are 14 spaces available.

Create your own website or blog with this free online program that lets you build a completely customizable webpage! No coding required; thousands of templates allow you to design your own site as you like it. You'll be able to share stories, videos, photos and more with friends and family on a page that could range from a hobby website to a just-for-fun blog!

Choice of 10:15 am OR 5:30 pm session; attendees should provide their own devices. Registration is required; please sign up using the form below.

There are 14 spaces available.

Tuesday December 11, 2018
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Mystic & Noank History Book Club

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Our discussion will cover the first half of Mary Beard's book SPQR.  

For a review of the book click on the book cover.

Multiple copies will be available at the circulation desk in early November.

image of book cover

 

Our discussion will cover the first half of Mary Beard's book SPQR.  

For a review of the book click on the book cover.

Multiple copies will be available at the circulation desk in early November.

Wednesday December 12, 2018
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Tai Ji Quan: Session One (12 Weeks)

The Mystic & Noank Library is offering two Tai Chi Quan series this fall and winter! 

Starting Wednesday, September 26 and ending Wednesday, December 26.

No classes week of November 21 and November 28.

Patrons may sign up for Session One OR Session Two. 

Funded by the Yale University/ CT Collaboration for Fall Prevention.

Registration is required and seats are limited; please sign up for this class below. PLEASE NOTE: By signing up for one session, you will be signing up for all 12 classes. Sign up for Session One below.

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

The Mystic & Noank Library is offering two Tai Chi Quan series this fall and winter! 

Starting Wednesday, September 26 and ending Wednesday, December 26.

No classes week of November 21 and November 28.

Patrons may sign up for Session One OR Session Two. 

Funded by the Yale University/ CT Collaboration for Fall Prevention.

Registration is required and seats are limited; please sign up for this class below. PLEASE NOTE: By signing up for one session, you will be signing up for all 12 classes. Sign up for Session One below.

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

 
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3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
Tai Ji Quan: Session Two (12 Weeks)

The Mystic & Noank Library is offering two Tai Chi Quan series this fall and winter! 

Starting Wednesday, September 26 and ending Wednesday, December 26.

No classes week of November 21 and November 28.

Patrons may sign up for Session One OR Session Two. 

Funded by the Yale University/ CT Collaboration for Fall Prevention.

Registration is required and seats are limited; please sign up for this class below. PLEASE NOTE: By signing up for one session, you will be signing up for all 12 classes. Sign up for Session Two below.

The Mystic & Noank Library is offering two Tai Chi Quan series this fall and winter! 

Starting Wednesday, September 26 and ending Wednesday, December 26.

No classes week of November 21 and November 28.

Patrons may sign up for Session One OR Session Two. 

Funded by the Yale University/ CT Collaboration for Fall Prevention.

Registration is required and seats are limited; please sign up for this class below. PLEASE NOTE: By signing up for one session, you will be signing up for all 12 classes. Sign up for Session Two below.


 
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7:00 PM
The True Story Behind Christmas: A Historical Talk By Tom Verde
  
 
Journalist and Scholar Tom Verde gives a talk on the historical significance of December 25th.
 
While December 25 is certainly one of the most recognizable dates in the calendar, was it actually the date of Jesus' birth? If so, how do we know, and if not, how was it determined? The talk explores the history behind the date of Christmas, as well as various traditions associated with a holiday that were at one time banned when the holiday was closely associated with riots than reverence.
 
The talk is historical, not religious.
 
This program is free and open to the public; no registration is required.
  
 
Journalist and Scholar Tom Verde gives a talk on the historical significance of December 25th.
 
While December 25 is certainly one of the most recognizable dates in the calendar, was it actually the date of Jesus' birth? If so, how do we know, and if not, how was it determined? The talk explores the history behind the date of Christmas, as well as various traditions associated with a holiday that were at one time banned when the holiday was closely associated with riots than reverence.
 
The talk is historical, not religious.
 
This program is free and open to the public; no registration is required.
 
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Mystic Calligraphers

The Mystic Calligraphers meet in the Ames Room of the Library from 7-9 pm on the second Wednesday of every month. They are looking for new members! If you're interested in joining, please use the contact information available on their website here.

The Mystic Calligraphers meet in the Ames Room of the Library from 7-9 pm on the second Wednesday of every month. They are looking for new members! If you're interested in joining, please use the contact information available on their website here.

Thursday December 13, 2018
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Cribbage Club

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Do you know how to play cribbage or are ready to learn? 
 
Join us each week at M&NL! Cribbage is a great way to keep your mind sharp and meet new friends. This new group is being led by Donna Anderson.
 
Cribbage Club will meet in the Ames Room, when available. Otherwise, meetings will be held in the Menders' Room on the 2nd Level.
CONTACT: Donna Anderson  203-470-4566  donnaencorefit@gmail.com

Cribbage board

 
Do you know how to play cribbage or are ready to learn? 
 
Join us each week at M&NL! Cribbage is a great way to keep your mind sharp and meet new friends. This new group is being led by Donna Anderson.
 
Cribbage Club will meet in the Ames Room, when available. Otherwise, meetings will be held in the Menders' Room on the 2nd Level.
CONTACT:
  Donna Anderson
  203.470.4566
  donnaencorefit@gmail.com

Monday December 17, 2018
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10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Editing Your Photos Online: A Tech Class!

Learn how to fix up and edit your all of your family and holiday pictures using FREE online photo editors! These sophisticated web options allow you to perform most of the editing tasks a Photoshop program would, and additionally let you enhance, remix and sometimes even store your pictures, as well as easily share the completed results through social media!

Choice of 10:15 am OR 5:30 pm session; attendees should provide their own devices. Registration is required; please sign up using the form below.

There are 15 spaces available.

Learn how to fix up and edit your all of your family and holiday pictures using FREE online photo editors! These sophisticated web options allow you to perform most of the editing tasks a Photoshop program would, and additionally let you enhance, remix and sometimes even store your pictures, as well as easily share the completed results through social media!

Choice of 10:15 am OR 5:30 pm session; attendees should provide their own devices. Registration is required; please sign up using the form below.

There are 15 spaces available.

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Writers Group

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We welcome local writers for free-write sessions at 4 p.m., Mondays, in the Ames Room.

The sessions, loosely based on the notion of stream-of-consciousness writing described by Natalie Goldberg in “Writing Down the Bones,” are broken into three parts of 5 minutes, 10 minutes and 5 minutes.

A writer selects a topic from subjects previously placed in a box.

For the first 5 minutes, write whatever comes to mind. Don’t stop to correct, just record whatever pops into your head, even if it’s something like, “I have no idea what to write…”

Each person shares what they’ve just written, free of commentary or criticism.

Then, for 10 minutes, writers write what comes to mind, perhaps an idea or subject someone had just read aloud or something you wrote in the first 5 minutes will lead to a focus. The group shares again.

Writers write for another 5 minutes and then share.

You’ll be surprised at the places you’ll go with the topics in these sessions. They give you an opportunity to express yourself, they’re therapeutic and they often lead to a lot to talk about after putting your pens down.

The group is open to all and no registration is required.

Image of writer

We welcome local writers for free-write sessions at 4 p.m., Mondays, in the Ames Room.

The sessions, loosely based on the notion of stream-of-consciousness writing described by Natalie Goldberg in “Writing Down the Bones,” are broken into three parts of 5 minutes, 10 minutes and 5 minutes.

A writer selects a topic from subjects previously placed in a box.

For the first 5 minutes, write whatever comes to mind. Don’t stop to correct, just record whatever pops into your head, even if it’s something like, “I have no idea what to write…”

Each person shares what they’ve just written, free of commentary or criticism.

Then, for 10 minutes, writers write what comes to mind, perhaps an idea or subject someone had just read aloud or something you wrote in the first 5 minutes will lead to a focus. The group shares again.

Writers write for another 5 minutes and then share.

You’ll be surprised at the places you’ll go with the topics in these sessions. They give you an opportunity to express yourself, they’re therapeutic and they often lead to a lot to talk about after putting your pens down.

The group is open to all and no registration is required.

 
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Editing Your Photos Online: A Tech Class!

Learn how to fix up and edit your all of your family and holiday pictures using FREE online photo editors! These sophisticated web options allow you to perform most of the editing tasks a Photoshop program would, and additionally let you enhance, remix and sometimes even store your pictures, as well as easily share the completed results through social media!

Choice of 10:15 am OR 5:30 pm session; attendees should provide their own devices. Registration is required; please sign up using the form below.

There are 14 spaces available.

Learn how to fix up and edit your all of your family and holiday pictures using FREE online photo editors! These sophisticated web options allow you to perform most of the editing tasks a Photoshop program would, and additionally let you enhance, remix and sometimes even store your pictures, as well as easily share the completed results through social media!

Choice of 10:15 am OR 5:30 pm session; attendees should provide their own devices. Registration is required; please sign up using the form below.

There are 14 spaces available.

Tuesday December 18, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Bereavement Group: Coping with the Loss of a Loved One

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Center for Hospice Care offers bereavement support to anyone grieving the loss of a loved one.  • All groups are free of charge. • Newcomers for 6 week groups are welcomed through the second meeting date. • Pre-registration is required by calling 860-848-5699.

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Center for Hospice Care offers bereavement support to anyone grieving the loss of a loved one.  • All groups are free of charge. • Newcomers for 6 week groups are welcomed through the second meeting date. • Pre-registration is required by calling 860-848-5699.