Tuesday January 3, 2023 - Tuesday January 31, 2023
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Artist Displays
Featured artists and collectors of the month:
 
Children's Room
Dante Lemke will share a collection of rocks, leaves and shells.
 
Glass Case
Lynne Steeves will share 1950's aprons.
 
Gallery
Tom Torrenti will share paintings of downtown Old Saybrook.
 
Interested in sharing your artwork or collections? Contact Kathy Freese at 860-395-3184.
 
 
CONTACT: Kathy Freese  860-395-3184  kfreese@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Gallery
Featured artists and collectors of the month:
 
Children's Room
Dante Lemke will share a collection of rocks, leaves and shells.
 
Glass Case
Lynne Steeves will share 1950's aprons.
 
Gallery
Tom Torrenti will share paintings of downtown Old Saybrook.
 
Interested in sharing your artwork or collections? Contact Kathy Freese at 860-395-3184.
 
 
CONTACT:
  Kathy Freese
  860.395.3184
   kfreese@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Gallery

Thursday January 26, 2023
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Kindermusik with Miss Patricia

Join us for a Kindermusik preview class!

Kindermusik uses the power and joy of music-making to help children learn and grow during the years most critical to brain development. Since 1978, Kindermusik has helped millions of children around the world build a strong foundation for a lifetime love of learning.

CONTACT: Miss Emily  860-395-3184  esheehan@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Grady Thomas Room
There are 16 spaces available.

Join us for a Kindermusik preview class!

Kindermusik uses the power and joy of music-making to help children learn and grow during the years most critical to brain development. Since 1978, Kindermusik has helped millions of children around the world build a strong foundation for a lifetime love of learning.

CONTACT:
  Miss Emily
  860.395.3184
   esheehan@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Grady Thomas Room

There are 16 spaces available.

 
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
VIRTUAL - Genealogy Interest Group

 This program will be held using Zoom.

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

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

 This program will be held using Zoom.

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

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

LOCATION: Zoom

The registration period has ended.

 
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12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tech Time with Emily

Need assistance using your laptop, iPad, Kindle or other device? Take advantage of Tech Time! Reserve a 20-minute one-on-one session with a tech savvy librarian to discuss your technology needs.*

Appointments are available on Thursdays between 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. 

Free and open to all.

*Please note, this service is for educational purposes. We cannot fix your device.

CONTACT: Emily Sheehan  860-395-3184  esheehan@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Lobby
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

Need assistance using your laptop, iPad, Kindle or other device? Take advantage of Tech Time! Reserve a 20-minute one-on-one session with a tech savvy librarian to discuss your technology needs.*

Appointments are available on Thursdays between 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. 

Free and open to all.

*Please note, this service is for educational purposes. We cannot fix your device.

CONTACT:
  Emily Sheehan
  860.395.3184
   esheehan@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Lobby

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

 
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
VIRTUAL YA Game Day : Kahoot trivia

YA Game DAY: KAHOOT Teen Trivia

Join us for online Kahoot style trivia via ZOOM

@ Acton Public Library/ ZOOM. Free and open to all Ages 12-18

Please register for details.
Info: www.actonlibrary.org, 860-395-3184, bstory@actonlibrary.org

CONTACT: Brian D Story  8605105061  bstory@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Friend's Conference Room
There are 21 spaces available.

YA Game DAY: KAHOOT Teen Trivia

Join us for online Kahoot style trivia via ZOOM

@ Acton Public Library/ ZOOM. Free and open to all Ages 12-18

Please register for details.
Info: www.actonlibrary.org, 860-395-3184, bstory@actonlibrary.org

CONTACT:
  Brian D Story
  8605105061
   bstory@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Friend's Conference Room

There are 21 spaces available.

 

Drop by the library to get creative with Miss Rebecca. Crafts are designed for children ages 5 and up. Available while supplies last. Free and open to all. No registration required.

CONTACT: Miss Rebecca  860-395-3184  reverett@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Room

Drop by the library to get creative with Miss Rebecca. Crafts are designed for children ages 5 and up. Available while supplies last. Free and open to all. No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Miss Rebecca
  860.395.3184
   reverett@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
CANCELLED - Ice Fishing

Join Dylan Napoleone in an informative and beneficial ice fishing seminar. Ice fishing is what soothes the biggest problem in winter: not being able to “fish”! Why not keep the lines tight year round? This seminar is open to people of all experience levels. Topics that will be discussed include safety, equipment, different baits/lures, and how to make your time out on the ice the most effective it can be. 

Free and open to all.

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

CONTACT: Cindy Baklik  860395-3184  cbaklik@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Grady Thomas Room
The registration period has ended.

Join Dylan Napoleone in an informative and beneficial ice fishing seminar. Ice fishing is what soothes the biggest problem in winter: not being able to “fish”! Why not keep the lines tight year round? This seminar is open to people of all experience levels. Topics that will be discussed include safety, equipment, different baits/lures, and how to make your time out on the ice the most effective it can be. 

Free and open to all.

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

CONTACT:
  Cindy Baklik
  860395.3184
   cbaklik@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Grady Thomas Room

The registration period has ended.

Friday January 27, 2023
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Sing & Stomp

A song and dance party for children of all ages and their grown up. Sing & Stomp is a noisy half hour of songs, dances and fingerplays. Cool down afterwards with toys and music. Free and open to all. Registration is suggested.

CONTACT: Miss Emily  860-395-3184  esheehan@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Grady Thomas Room
There are many spaces available.

A song and dance party for children of all ages and their grown up. Sing & Stomp is a noisy half hour of songs, dances and fingerplays. Cool down afterwards with toys and music. Free and open to all. Registration is suggested.

CONTACT:
  Miss Emily
  860.395.3184
   esheehan@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Grady Thomas Room

There are many spaces available.

 
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3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
HYBRID YA Game Day: Dungeons and Dragons-

Dungeons and Dragons - Join us each week for continuing adventures of long running homebrew campaign

New/Returning players welcome. Registration is suggested as space in the party is limited.

Register at actonlibrary.org for details and links

CONTACT: Brian D Story  8605105061  bstory@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Grady Thomas Room
There are 8 spaces available.

Dungeons and Dragons - Join us each week for continuing adventures of long running homebrew campaign

New/Returning players welcome. Registration is suggested as space in the party is limited.

Register at actonlibrary.org for details and links

CONTACT:
  Brian D Story
  8605105061
   bstory@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Grady Thomas Room

There are 8 spaces available.

Saturday January 28, 2023
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Storytime and Sign

Babies and toddlers have a lot to say before they can actually speak. Eileen Baker, M.E.D. integrates American Sign Language with children's favorite books and finger plays. This program is free and open to all including neuro-diverse children and those with limited English proficiency. Space is limited, and registration is required.

CONTACT: Miss Emily  860-395-3184  esheehan@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Room

Babies and toddlers have a lot to say before they can actually speak. Eileen Baker, M.E.D. integrates American Sign Language with children's favorite books and finger plays. This program is free and open to all including neuro-diverse children and those with limited English proficiency. Space is limited, and registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Miss Emily
  860.395.3184
   esheehan@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Room


 
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11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Volunteer Opportunity: Gingerbread House Decorating

Lend a helping hand at our Gingerbread House Decorating event!

Assist with setup, decorating, clean up and more. Free and open to volunteers ages 13 and up. Registration is required.

 

 
CONTACT: Emily  860-395-3184  esheehan@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Lobby

Lend a helping hand at our Gingerbread House Decorating event!

Assist with setup, decorating, clean up and more. Free and open to volunteers ages 13 and up. Registration is required.

 

 
CONTACT:
  Emily
  860.395.3184
   esheehan@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Lobby


 
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Gingerbread House Decorating

Join us for some gingerbread fun! Come build and decorate your own gingerbread house. Just bring your creativity and any candy you may want to share. Free and open for all ages. Space is limited to the first 20 families, and registration is required. Available while supplies last. Sponsored by Friends of Acton Library.

 

CONTACT: Miss Rebecca  860-395-3184  reverett@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Grady Thomas Room
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

Join us for some gingerbread fun! Come build and decorate your own gingerbread house. Just bring your creativity and any candy you may want to share. Free and open for all ages. Space is limited to the first 20 families, and registration is required. Available while supplies last. Sponsored by Friends of Acton Library.

 

CONTACT:
  Miss Rebecca
  860.395.3184
   reverett@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Grady Thomas Room

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

Sunday January 29, 2023
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1:00 AM - 3:30 AM
BUSY
LOCATION: Grady Room

This is not a library sponsored event. 

LOCATION: Grady Room

Monday January 30, 2023
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Learn & Play Playgroup

This child-focused playgroup is for young children and their caregivers. Participants will have the opportunity to interact with others, make new friends, and learn by playing in a literacy-enriched environment. Each session will include activities, sensory materials, and toys.

Registration is suggested.

(NO CLASS ON DAYS THAT OLD SAYBROOK PUBLIC SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED)

CONTACT: Miss Emily  860-395-3184  esheehan@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Grady Thomas Room
There are many spaces available.

This child-focused playgroup is for young children and their caregivers. Participants will have the opportunity to interact with others, make new friends, and learn by playing in a literacy-enriched environment. Each session will include activities, sensory materials, and toys.

Registration is suggested.

(NO CLASS ON DAYS THAT OLD SAYBROOK PUBLIC SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED)

CONTACT:
  Miss Emily
  860.395.3184
   esheehan@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Grady Thomas Room

There are many spaces available.

 
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10:30 AM - 12:20 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Off-Site
CONTACT:
  Brian D Story
  8605105061
   bstory@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Off-Site

 
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12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Book a Librarian:Tech Time with Brian

Need assistance using your laptop, iPad, Kindle or other device? Take advantage of Tech Time!

Reserve a 20-minute one-on-one session with a tech savvy librarian to discuss your technology needs.*

Appointments are available on most  Mondays between 12:00 P.M.- 2:00 P.M.

Free and open to all.

*Please note, this service is for educational purposes. We cannot fix your device.

CONTACT: Brian D Story  8605105061  bstory@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Reading Room
There are 5 spaces available.

Need assistance using your laptop, iPad, Kindle or other device? Take advantage of Tech Time!

Reserve a 20-minute one-on-one session with a tech savvy librarian to discuss your technology needs.*

Appointments are available on most  Mondays between 12:00 P.M.- 2:00 P.M.

Free and open to all.

*Please note, this service is for educational purposes. We cannot fix your device.

CONTACT:
  Brian D Story
  8605105061
   bstory@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Reading Room

There are 5 spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Friend's Conference Room

This is not a library sponsored program.

LOCATION: Friend's Conference Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Intro to 3D Printing

Learn about the process of using a 3D Printer. In this 60-minute class you will learn about the basics of 3D printing or additive manufacturing, the process of making three dimensional solid objects from a digital file. The lecture will be about 30 minutes and the rest of the time will be a demonstration of Acton's 3D Printer and time for questions and answers. 

Free and open to all ages.

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

CONTACT: Cindy Baklik  860-395-3184  cbaklik@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Grady Thomas Room
There are 7 spaces available.

Learn about the process of using a 3D Printer. In this 60-minute class you will learn about the basics of 3D printing or additive manufacturing, the process of making three dimensional solid objects from a digital file. The lecture will be about 30 minutes and the rest of the time will be a demonstration of Acton's 3D Printer and time for questions and answers. 

Free and open to all ages.

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

CONTACT:
  Cindy Baklik
  860.395.3184
   cbaklik@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Grady Thomas Room

There are 7 spaces available.

Tuesday January 31, 2023
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Friend's Conference Room

This is not a library sponsored program.

LOCATION: Friend's Conference Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Story Time

Story time for all! Children and a caregiver are welcome to join Miss Emily for stories, fingerplays, bounces and so much more. Free and open to all. 

Registration is suggested.

(NO CLASS ON DAYS THAT OLD SAYBROOK PUBLIC SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED)

CONTACT: Miss Emily  860-395-3184  esheehan@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Grady Thomas Room
There are many spaces available.

Story time for all! Children and a caregiver are welcome to join Miss Emily for stories, fingerplays, bounces and so much more. Free and open to all. 

Registration is suggested.

(NO CLASS ON DAYS THAT OLD SAYBROOK PUBLIC SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED)

CONTACT:
  Miss Emily
  860.395.3184
   esheehan@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Grady Thomas Room

There are many spaces available.

 
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
YA Y.A.L.L : Monthly Meeting
 

Come Join Y.A.L.L. in this Once monthly session assisting the library with programs, collection development and philanthropy.


 Credit given towards volunteer service hours*

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

Come Join Y.A.L.L. in this Once monthly session assisting the library with programs, collection development and philanthropy.


 Credit given towards volunteer service hours*

CONTACT:
  Brian D Story
  8605105061
   bstory@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Teen Space

There are 12 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Anne Frank – A life to remember! A story of hope, love, and perseverance

Sheryl Faye will portray Anne Frank. Anne kept a diary she had received as a birthday present, and wrote in it regularly. Our story starts on July 6, 1942 in the secret Annex and gives you a taste of what life was like for her. In this world where there is a lot of hate this a wonderful program about Perseverance, Hope, and Love leaving us all with a stronger message.

Free and open to all.

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

CONTACT: Cindy Baklik  860-395-3184  cbaklik@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Grady Thomas Room

Sheryl Faye will portray Anne Frank. Anne kept a diary she had received as a birthday present, and wrote in it regularly. Our story starts on July 6, 1942 in the secret Annex and gives you a taste of what life was like for her. In this world where there is a lot of hate this a wonderful program about Perseverance, Hope, and Love leaving us all with a stronger message.

Free and open to all.

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

CONTACT:
  Cindy Baklik
  860.395.3184
   cbaklik@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Grady Thomas Room


Wednesday February 1, 2023 - Tuesday February 28, 2023
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Artist Displays
Featured artists and collectors of the month:
 
Children's Room
Lynne Steeves will share cat figurines.
 
Glass Case

Gwen Pond will share her collection of puppets.

Gallery

Ezra Pyle will share photographs of CT shoreline.
 
Interested in sharing your artwork or collections? Contact Kathy Freese at 860-395-3184.
 
 
CONTACT: Kathy Freese  860-395-3184  kfreese@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Gallery
Featured artists and collectors of the month:
 
Children's Room
Lynne Steeves will share cat figurines.
 
Glass Case

Gwen Pond will share her collection of puppets.

Gallery

Ezra Pyle will share photographs of CT shoreline.
 
Interested in sharing your artwork or collections? Contact Kathy Freese at 860-395-3184.
 
 
CONTACT:
  Kathy Freese
  860.395.3184
   kfreese@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Gallery

Wednesday February 1, 2023
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Wednesday Book Discussion Group

 

This group meets the first Wednesday of the month in the library.

This month's book is West with Giraffes by Lynda Rutledge.

Free and open to all.

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

CONTACT: Cindy Baklik  860-395-3184  cbaklik@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Grady Room
There are 9 spaces available.

 

This group meets the first Wednesday of the month in the library.

This month's book is West with Giraffes by Lynda Rutledge.

Free and open to all.

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

CONTACT:
  Cindy Baklik
  860.395.3184
   cbaklik@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Grady Room

There are 9 spaces available.

 
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Ms. President Meeting
CONTACT: Melanie McGuire
LOCATION: Grady Thomas Room
CONTACT:
  Melanie McGuire
  
  

LOCATION: Grady Thomas Room

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Acton Compassion-Knits

This group, led by Acton Public Library staff members, will knit and/or crochet items to be donated to a cause.  Needles, yarn & patterns will be provided for charity projects.

You may also bring your own supplies to work on a project of your own.

Free and open to all.

No registration necessary.

CONTACT: Cindy Baklik  860-395-3184  cbaklik@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Friend's Conference Room

This group, led by Acton Public Library staff members, will knit and/or crochet items to be donated to a cause.  Needles, yarn & patterns will be provided for charity projects.

You may also bring your own supplies to work on a project of your own.

Free and open to all.

No registration necessary.

CONTACT:
  Cindy Baklik
  860.395.3184
   cbaklik@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Friend's Conference Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Denise--Literacy Volunteers

This is not a library sponsored program.

CONTACT: Denise Davison  845-519-5651
LOCATION: Study Room

This is not a library sponsored program.

CONTACT:
  Denise Davison
  845.519.5651
  

LOCATION: Study Room

Thursday February 2, 2023
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11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Grady Room

This is not a library sponsored program. 

LOCATION: Grady Room

 
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1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tech Time with Emily

Need assistance using your laptop, iPad, Kindle or other device? Take advantage of Tech Time! Reserve a 20-minute one-on-one session with a tech savvy librarian to discuss your technology needs.*

Appointments are available on Thursdays between 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. 

Free and open to all.

*Please note, this service is for educational purposes. We cannot fix your device.

CONTACT: Emily Sheehan  860-395-3184  esheehan@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Lobby
There are 7 spaces available.

Need assistance using your laptop, iPad, Kindle or other device? Take advantage of Tech Time! Reserve a 20-minute one-on-one session with a tech savvy librarian to discuss your technology needs.*

Appointments are available on Thursdays between 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. 

Free and open to all.

*Please note, this service is for educational purposes. We cannot fix your device.

CONTACT:
  Emily Sheehan
  860.395.3184
   esheehan@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Lobby

There are 7 spaces available.

 
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1:00 PM - 7:45 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Grady Thomas Room
CONTACT:
  Amanda Brouwer
  8603888924
   abrouwer@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Grady Thomas Room

 
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
YA : In House Game Day

YA Game DAY:  Open Game Day

3:00 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Join us this afternoon for some new and favorite tabletop games.

Free and open to all Ages 12-18.

 

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

YA Game DAY:  Open Game Day

3:00 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Join us this afternoon for some new and favorite tabletop games.

Free and open to all Ages 12-18.

 

CONTACT:
  Brian D Story
  8605105061
   bstory@actonlibrary.org

There are 10 spaces available.

 

Drop by the library to get creative with Miss Rebecca. Crafts are designed for children ages 5 and up. Available while supplies last. Free and open to all. No registration required.

CONTACT: Miss Rebecca  860-395-3184  reverett@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Room
There are many spaces available.

Drop by the library to get creative with Miss Rebecca. Crafts are designed for children ages 5 and up. Available while supplies last. Free and open to all. No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Miss Rebecca
  860.395.3184
   reverett@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Room

There are many spaces available.

Friday February 3, 2023
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Sing & Stomp

A song and dance party for children of all ages and their grown up. Sing & Stomp is a noisy half hour of songs, dances and fingerplays. Cool down afterwards with toys and music. Free and open to all. Registration is suggested.

CONTACT: Miss Emily  860-395-3184  esheehan@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Grady Thomas Room
There are many spaces available.

A song and dance party for children of all ages and their grown up. Sing & Stomp is a noisy half hour of songs, dances and fingerplays. Cool down afterwards with toys and music. Free and open to all. Registration is suggested.

CONTACT:
  Miss Emily
  860.395.3184
   esheehan@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Grady Thomas Room

There are many spaces available.

 
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1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Movie Sing-Along

Do you love musicals? Here's your chance to burst into song in the library, watching movies featuring great songs that are fun to sing along to. Popcorn, drinks and on-screen lyrics will be provided. Free and open to all. No registration required.

October 7 - Sing (PG) - CANCELLED

December 2 - Mary Poppins (G)

January 6 -  Frozen (PG)

February 3 - Greatest Showman (PG)

May 5 - Encanto (PG)

CONTACT: Miss Emily  860-395-3184  esheehan@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Grady Thomas Room

Do you love musicals? Here's your chance to burst into song in the library, watching movies featuring great songs that are fun to sing along to. Popcorn, drinks and on-screen lyrics will be provided. Free and open to all. No registration required.

October 7 - Sing (PG) - CANCELLED

December 2 - Mary Poppins (G)

January 6 -  Frozen (PG)

February 3 - Greatest Showman (PG)

May 5 - Encanto (PG)

CONTACT:
  Miss Emily
  860.395.3184
   esheehan@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Grady Thomas Room

 
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3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
HYBRID YA Game Day: Dungeons and Dragons-

 

Dungeons and Dragons - Join us each week for continuing adventures of long running homebrew campaign

New/Returning players welcome. Registration is suggested as space in the party is limited.

Register at actonlibrary.org for details and links

CONTACT: Brian D Story  8605105061  bstory@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Friend's Conference Room
There are 10 spaces available.

 

Dungeons and Dragons - Join us each week for continuing adventures of long running homebrew campaign

New/Returning players welcome. Registration is suggested as space in the party is limited.

Register at actonlibrary.org for details and links

CONTACT:
  Brian D Story
  8605105061
   bstory@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Friend's Conference Room

There are 10 spaces available.

Saturday February 4, 2023
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
BUSY
LOCATION: Friend's Conference Room

This is not a library sponsored program.

LOCATION: Friend's Conference Room

 
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11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Teen Volunteer Opportunity: Take Your Child to the Library Day

Lend a helping hand at our annual Take Your Child to the Library Day event!

Assist with setup, crafts, clean up and more. Free and open to teens ages 13 and up. Registration is required.

 

 
LOCATION: Teen Space
There are 2 spaces available.

Lend a helping hand at our annual Take Your Child to the Library Day event!

Assist with setup, crafts, clean up and more. Free and open to teens ages 13 and up. Registration is required.

 

 
LOCATION: Teen Space

There are 2 spaces available.

 
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
S'morey Time

Come celebrate the 12th annual Take Your Child to the Library Day! Join us for a S'morey Time with Miss Emily, adopt a reading buddy, Read with Henry, snack on s'mores and so much more! Free and open to all. Available while supplies last.

Made possible by the Friends of Acton Library.

 

CONTACT: Miss Emily  860-395-3184  esheehan@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Grady Thomas Room
There are many spaces available.

Come celebrate the 12th annual Take Your Child to the Library Day! Join us for a S'morey Time with Miss Emily, adopt a reading buddy, Read with Henry, snack on s'mores and so much more! Free and open to all. Available while supplies last.

Made possible by the Friends of Acton Library.

 

CONTACT:
  Miss Emily
  860.395.3184
   esheehan@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Grady Thomas Room

There are many spaces available.

Monday February 6, 2023
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Book a Librarian:Tech Time with Brian

Need assistance using your laptop, iPad, Kindle or other device? Take advantage of Tech Time!

Reserve a 20-minute one-on-one session with a tech savvy librarian to discuss your technology needs.*

Appointments are available on most  Mondays between 12:00 P.M.- 2:00 P.M.

Free and open to all.

*Please note, this service is for educational purposes. We cannot fix your device.

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

Need assistance using your laptop, iPad, Kindle or other device? Take advantage of Tech Time!

Reserve a 20-minute one-on-one session with a tech savvy librarian to discuss your technology needs.*

Appointments are available on most  Mondays between 12:00 P.M.- 2:00 P.M.

Free and open to all.

*Please note, this service is for educational purposes. We cannot fix your device.

CONTACT:
  Brian D Story
  8605105061
   bstory@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Reading Room

There are 10 spaces available.

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Learn & Play Playgroup

This child-focused playgroup is for young children and their caregivers. Participants will have the opportunity to interact with others, make new friends, and learn by playing in a literacy-enriched environment. Each session will include activities, sensory materials, and toys.

Registration is suggested.

(NO CLASS ON DAYS THAT OLD SAYBROOK PUBLIC SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED)

CONTACT: Miss Emily  860-395-3184  esheehan@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Grady Thomas Room
There are many spaces available.

This child-focused playgroup is for young children and their caregivers. Participants will have the opportunity to interact with others, make new friends, and learn by playing in a literacy-enriched environment. Each session will include activities, sensory materials, and toys.

Registration is suggested.

(NO CLASS ON DAYS THAT OLD SAYBROOK PUBLIC SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED)

CONTACT:
  Miss Emily
  860.395.3184
   esheehan@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Grady Thomas Room

There are many spaces available.

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Grady Room

This is not a library sponsored program. 

LOCATION: Grady Room

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Coloring & Conversation

Relax while coloring & chatting with others.

Free and open to all.

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

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

Relax while coloring & chatting with others.

Free and open to all.

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

CONTACT:
  Cindy Baklik
  860.395.3184
   cbaklik@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Thomas Room

There are 11 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
HYBRID - Social Justice Book Discussion

We will be discussing Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond.

We will be joined by Elijah Manning from Inclusive Education LLC who will help facilitate a lively and thoughtful conversation.  Copies of the book will be available for checkout at the library!  We will make a Zoom link if people want to participate that way.

Free and open to all.

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

CONTACT: Amanda Brouwer  8603888924  abrouwer@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Grady Thomas Room
There are 4 spaces available.

We will be discussing Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond.

We will be joined by Elijah Manning from Inclusive Education LLC who will help facilitate a lively and thoughtful conversation.  Copies of the book will be available for checkout at the library!  We will make a Zoom link if people want to participate that way.

Free and open to all.

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

CONTACT:
  Amanda Brouwer
  8603888924
   abrouwer@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Grady Thomas Room

There are 4 spaces available.

Tuesday February 7, 2023
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Friend's Conference Room

This is not a library sponsored program.

LOCATION: Friend's Conference Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Story Time

Story time for all! Children and a caregiver are welcome to join Miss Emily for stories, fingerplays, bounces and so much more. Free and open to all. 

Registration is suggested.

(NO CLASS ON DAYS THAT OLD SAYBROOK PUBLIC SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED)

CONTACT: Miss Emily  860-395-3184  esheehan@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Grady Thomas Room
There are many spaces available.

Story time for all! Children and a caregiver are welcome to join Miss Emily for stories, fingerplays, bounces and so much more. Free and open to all. 

Registration is suggested.

(NO CLASS ON DAYS THAT OLD SAYBROOK PUBLIC SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED)

CONTACT:
  Miss Emily
  860.395.3184
   esheehan@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Grady Thomas Room

There are many spaces available.

 
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
YA Y.A.L.L .Drop-In Craft

Join us after school for a drop in crafting session. Something different each time. Free and open to all, ages 12- 19. 

CONTACT: Brian D Story  8605105061  bstory@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Teen Space

Join us after school for a drop in crafting session. Something different each time. Free and open to all, ages 12- 19. 

CONTACT:
  Brian D Story
  8605105061
   bstory@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Teen Space

 
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6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Shoreline Civil War Roundtable

This group meets the first Tuesday of the month.

This month Kelvin W.  Cole will discuss King Cotton - Yesterday and Today.

Free and open to all.

No registration.
CONTACT: Cindy Baklik  860-395-3184  cbaklik@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Grady Thomas Room

This group meets the first Tuesday of the month.

This month Kelvin W.  Cole will discuss King Cotton - Yesterday and Today.

Free and open to all.

No registration.
CONTACT:
  Cindy Baklik
  860.395.3184
   cbaklik@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Grady Thomas Room

Wednesday February 8, 2023
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Staying Safe Online

Discover how to protect yourself in an online environment. Learn how to create great passwords and avoid email scams in this hands-on class. Free and open to all. Registration is required.

CONTACT: Emily Sheehan  860-395-3194  esheehan@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Grady Thomas Room
There are 15 spaces available.

Discover how to protect yourself in an online environment. Learn how to create great passwords and avoid email scams in this hands-on class. Free and open to all. Registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Emily Sheehan
  860.395.3194
   esheehan@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Grady Thomas Room

There are 15 spaces available.

 

 

Calling all Junior Chefs!

Start off the New Year by learning new cooking skills at the Acton Public Library. Grub Club, the popular after-school cooking club, will be offered on Wednesday, January 11, 18 and 25, from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. Learn to make recipes such as smoothies, breakfast burritos and cakes in a mug. Open to children ages 8 and up. Space is limited, and registration is required.

Funded by the Old Saybrook Public Health Nursing Board and presented by Kathy Cobb, MS, RDN,Public Health Nutritionist. 

CONTACT: Miss Emily  860-395-3184  esheehan@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Grady Thomas Room
The registration period has ended.

 

Calling all Junior Chefs!

Start off the New Year by learning new cooking skills at the Acton Public Library. Grub Club, the popular after-school cooking club, will be offered on Wednesday, January 11, 18 and 25, from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. Learn to make recipes such as smoothies, breakfast burritos and cakes in a mug. Open to children ages 8 and up. Space is limited, and registration is required.

Funded by the Old Saybrook Public Health Nursing Board and presented by Kathy Cobb, MS, RDN,Public Health Nutritionist. 

CONTACT:
  Miss Emily
  860.395.3184
   esheehan@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Grady Thomas Room

The registration period has ended.

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Acton Compassion-Knits

This group, led by Acton Public Library staff members, will knit and/or crochet items to be donated to a cause.  Needles, yarn & patterns will be provided for charity projects.

You may also bring your own supplies to work on a project of your own.

Free and open to all.

No registration necessary.

CONTACT: Cindy Baklik  860-395-3184  cbaklik@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Friend's Conference Room

This group, led by Acton Public Library staff members, will knit and/or crochet items to be donated to a cause.  Needles, yarn & patterns will be provided for charity projects.

You may also bring your own supplies to work on a project of your own.

Free and open to all.

No registration necessary.

CONTACT:
  Cindy Baklik
  860.395.3184
   cbaklik@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Friend's Conference Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
YA Game Day: Dungeons and Dragons- 2.0 16+ GROUP

YA Game DAY: D&D Adventures 2.0 Session B

This bi weekly session is for sword slingers 16+ years old. 

@ Acton Public Library. Free and open to Ages 16+

Please register for details.
Info: www.actonlibrary.org, 860-395-3184, bstory@actonlibrary.org

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

YA Game DAY: D&D Adventures 2.0 Session B

This bi weekly session is for sword slingers 16+ years old. 

@ Acton Public Library. Free and open to Ages 16+

Please register for details.
Info: www.actonlibrary.org, 860-395-3184, bstory@actonlibrary.org

CONTACT:
  Brian D Story
  8605105061
   bstory@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Thomas Room

There are 12 spaces available.

Thursday February 9, 2023
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
VIRTUAL - Genealogy Interest Group

 This program will be held using Zoom.

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

Meetings are on 2nd & 4th Thursdays each month with the library's cataloger, Donna Tappin. Whether you are a beginner or have been researching for years, here is an opportunity to 'tune-up' your current research skills or learn something new about family history research.
 
Free and open to all.
 
Registration is required and is available one month prior to the event.
CONTACT: Cindy Baklik  860-395-3184  cbaklik@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Zoom
There are 11 spaces available.

 This program will be held using Zoom.

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

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

LOCATION: Zoom

There are 11 spaces available.

 
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
VIRTUAL YA Game Day : Kahoot trivia

YA Game DAY: KAHOOT Teen Trivia

Join us for online Kahoot style trivia via ZOOM

@ Acton Public Library/ ZOOM. Free and open to all Ages 12-18

Please register for details.
Info: www.actonlibrary.org, 860-395-3184, bstory@actonlibrary.org

CONTACT: Brian D Story  8605105061  bstory@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Friend's Conference Room
There are 24 spaces available.

YA Game DAY: KAHOOT Teen Trivia

Join us for online Kahoot style trivia via ZOOM

@ Acton Public Library/ ZOOM. Free and open to all Ages 12-18

Please register for details.
Info: www.actonlibrary.org, 860-395-3184, bstory@actonlibrary.org

CONTACT:
  Brian D Story
  8605105061
   bstory@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Friend's Conference Room

There are 24 spaces available.

 

Drop by the library to get creative with Miss Rebecca. Crafts are designed for children ages 5 and up. Available while supplies last. Free and open to all. No registration required.

CONTACT: Miss Rebecca  860-395-3184  reverett@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Room
There are many spaces available.

Drop by the library to get creative with Miss Rebecca. Crafts are designed for children ages 5 and up. Available while supplies last. Free and open to all. No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Miss Rebecca
  860.395.3184
   reverett@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Room

There are many spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Books on Tap Book Club

  

Join Lisa, Acton Library's Head of Circulation, to discuss The Color Purple by Alice Walker.

This group will meet at Myrcene Ale Co.

Free and open to all ages 21+.  

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

CONTACT: Cindy Baklik  860-395-3184  cbaklik@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Myrcene Ale
There are 6 spaces available.

  

Join Lisa, Acton Library's Head of Circulation, to discuss The Color Purple by Alice Walker.

This group will meet at Myrcene Ale Co.

Free and open to all ages 21+.  

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

CONTACT:
  Cindy Baklik
  860.395.3184
   cbaklik@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Myrcene Ale

There are 6 spaces available.

Friday February 10, 2023
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Sing & Stomp

A song and dance party for children of all ages and their grown up. Sing & Stomp is a noisy half hour of songs, dances and fingerplays. Cool down afterwards with toys and music. Free and open to all. Registration is suggested.

CONTACT: Miss Emily  860-395-3184  esheehan@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Grady Thomas Room
There are many spaces available.

A song and dance party for children of all ages and their grown up. Sing & Stomp is a noisy half hour of songs, dances and fingerplays. Cool down afterwards with toys and music. Free and open to all. Registration is suggested.

CONTACT:
  Miss Emily
  860.395.3184
   esheehan@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Grady Thomas Room

There are many spaces available.

 
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3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
YA: Dungeons and Dragons-Mini Painting Session

  
Dungeons and Dragons - This week we take a break from the adventure and spend some fun time painting miniatures and or terrian. 
Bring your own favorites and supplies if you have them ( limited supplies will be provided). 

And Join us each week for continuing adventures of our long running homebrew campaign

CONTACT: Brian D Story  8605105061  bstory@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Grady Thomas Room
There are 8 spaces available.

  
Dungeons and Dragons - This week we take a break from the adventure and spend some fun time painting miniatures and or terrian. 
Bring your own favorites and supplies if you have them ( limited supplies will be provided). 

And Join us each week for continuing adventures of our long running homebrew campaign

CONTACT:
  Brian D Story
  8605105061
   bstory@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Grady Thomas Room

There are 8 spaces available.

Saturday February 11, 2023
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10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
CANCELLED - Flower Arranging Workshop for Kids

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO LOW ENROLLMENT.

 

Led by members of the Old Saybrook Garden Club, participants will learn how to create your very own flower arrangement. Open to children ages 8 and up. Space is limited, and registration is required. T

CONTACT: Miss Emily  860-395-3184  esheehan@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Grady Thomas Room

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO LOW ENROLLMENT.

 

Led by members of the Old Saybrook Garden Club, participants will learn how to create your very own flower arrangement. Open to children ages 8 and up. Space is limited, and registration is required. T

CONTACT:
  Miss Emily
  860.395.3184
   esheehan@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Grady Thomas Room

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2nd Saturday Cinema

Join us for a movie on our 9 foot screen.

Emma

2020, rated PG, 124 min.

Free and open to all.

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

CONTACT: Cindy Baklik  860-395-3184  cbaklik@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Grady Thomas Room
There are 21 spaces available.

Join us for a movie on our 9 foot screen.

Emma

2020, rated PG, 124 min.

Free and open to all.

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

CONTACT:
  Cindy Baklik
  860.395.3184
   cbaklik@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Grady Thomas Room

There are 21 spaces available.

Monday February 13, 2023
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10:30 AM - 12:20 PM
OUTREACH Book a Librarian:Tech Time with Brian - OFFSITE Estuary
CONTACT: Brian D Story  8605105061  bstory@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Off-Site
Monday February 13, 2023 - Friday February 24, 2023
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
No Children's Programs

No children's programs from February 13 - 24. Please feel free to enjoy the toys and coloring pages in the Children's Room. See you soon!

LOCATION: Children's Room

No children's programs from February 13 - 24. Please feel free to enjoy the toys and coloring pages in the Children's Room. See you soon!

LOCATION: Children's Room

Monday February 13, 2023
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12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Book a Librarian:Tech Time with Brian

Need assistance using your laptop, iPad, Kindle or other device? Take advantage of Tech Time!

Reserve a 20-minute one-on-one session with a tech savvy librarian to discuss your technology needs.*

Appointments are available on most  Mondays between 12:00 P.M.- 2:00 P.M.

Free and open to all.

*Please note, this service is for educational purposes. We cannot fix your device.

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

Need assistance using your laptop, iPad, Kindle or other device? Take advantage of Tech Time!

Reserve a 20-minute one-on-one session with a tech savvy librarian to discuss your technology needs.*

Appointments are available on most  Mondays between 12:00 P.M.- 2:00 P.M.

Free and open to all.

*Please note, this service is for educational purposes. We cannot fix your device.

CONTACT:
  Brian D Story
  8605105061
   bstory@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Reading Room

There are 10 spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Beginner Backgammon

Learn to play backgammon.

Free and open to all.

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

CONTACT: Cindy Baklik  860-395-3184  cbaklik@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Grady Room
There are 5 spaces available.

Learn to play backgammon.

Free and open to all.

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

CONTACT:
  Cindy Baklik
  860.395.3184
   cbaklik@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Grady Room

There are 5 spaces available.

Tuesday February 14, 2023
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Friend's Conference Room

This is not a library sponsored program.

LOCATION: Friend's Conference Room

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Foodie Fiction Book Club

This book club will feature fiction books that are centered around food & cooking.

This month's book is My Italian Bulldozer by Alexander McCall Smith.

Free and open to all.

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

CONTACT: Cindy Baklik  860-395-3184  cbaklik@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Friend's Conference Room
There are 7 spaces available.

This book club will feature fiction books that are centered around food & cooking.

This month's book is My Italian Bulldozer by Alexander McCall Smith.

Free and open to all.

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

CONTACT:
  Cindy Baklik
  860.395.3184
   cbaklik@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Friend's Conference Room

There are 7 spaces available.

 
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
YA Y.A.L.L .Drop-In Craft

Join us after school for a drop in crafting session. Something different each time. Free and open to all, ages 12- 19. 

CONTACT: Brian D Story  8605105061  bstory@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Teen Space

Join us after school for a drop in crafting session. Something different each time. Free and open to all, ages 12- 19. 

CONTACT:
  Brian D Story
  8605105061
   bstory@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Teen Space

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Library Board Meeting
CONTACT: Amanda Brouwer  8603888924  abrouwer@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Grady Thomas Room
CONTACT:
  Amanda Brouwer
  8603888924
   abrouwer@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Grady Thomas Room

Wednesday February 15, 2023
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11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Grady Thomas Room

This is not a library sponsored event. 

LOCATION: Grady Thomas Room

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Acton Compassion-Knits

This group, led by Acton Public Library staff members, will knit and/or crochet items to be donated to a cause.  Needles, yarn & patterns will be provided for charity projects.

You may also bring your own supplies to work on a project of your own.

Free and open to all.

No registration necessary.

CONTACT: Cindy Baklik  860-395-3184  cbaklik@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Friend's Conference Room

This group, led by Acton Public Library staff members, will knit and/or crochet items to be donated to a cause.  Needles, yarn & patterns will be provided for charity projects.

You may also bring your own supplies to work on a project of your own.

Free and open to all.

No registration necessary.

CONTACT:
  Cindy Baklik
  860.395.3184
   cbaklik@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Friend's Conference Room

 
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5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Friend's Conference Room

This is not a library sponsored program.

LOCATION: Friend's Conference Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
All Ages: Open Mic

Open Mic

Join us for a strum and a song. A poem or rant. Some comedy or read alouds? Karaoke? Hosted by YA librarian, performer and percussionist, Brian Story for an Open Mic.

@ Acton Public Library. Free and open to All Ages

Please register for details.
Info: www.actonlibrary.org, 860-395-3184, bstory@actonlibrary.org

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

Open Mic

Join us for a strum and a song. A poem or rant. Some comedy or read alouds? Karaoke? Hosted by YA librarian, performer and percussionist, Brian Story for an Open Mic.

@ Acton Public Library. Free and open to All Ages

Please register for details.
Info: www.actonlibrary.org, 860-395-3184, bstory@actonlibrary.org

CONTACT:
  Brian D Story
  8605105061
   bstory@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Grady Thomas Room

There are 24 spaces available.

Thursday February 16, 2023
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Grady Room

This is not a library sponsored program.

LOCATION: Grady Room

 
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
YA : In House Game Day

YA Game DAY:  Open Game Day

3:00 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Join us this afternoon for some new and favorite tabletop games.

Free and open to all Ages 12-18.

 

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

YA Game DAY:  Open Game Day

3:00 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Join us this afternoon for some new and favorite tabletop games.

Free and open to all Ages 12-18.

 

CONTACT:
  Brian D Story
  8605105061
   bstory@actonlibrary.org

There are 12 spaces available.

 
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5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Grady Room

This is not a library sponsored program.

LOCATION: Grady Room

Friday February 17, 2023
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Friend's Conference Room

This is not a library sponsored program.

LOCATION: Friend's Conference Room

 
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3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
HYBRID YA Game Day: Dungeons and Dragons-

Dungeons and Dragons - Join us each week for continuing adventures of long running homebrew campaign

New/Returning players welcome. Registration is suggested as space in the party is limited.

Register at actonlibrary.org for details and links

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

Dungeons and Dragons - Join us each week for continuing adventures of long running homebrew campaign

New/Returning players welcome. Registration is suggested as space in the party is limited.

Register at actonlibrary.org for details and links

CONTACT:
  Brian D Story
  8605105061
   bstory@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Grady Thomas Room

There are 10 spaces available.

Saturday February 18, 2023
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11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
YA: Dungeons and Dragons-One Shot Session


Would you like to play a game?!
Adventurers wanted for a One-Shot, DnD 5e Session. 
We will determine choice of adventure and balance level setting based on the collective experience and interest
of the players in attendance, So it can be fun for everyone. Ages 12+ Please. Register to save your seat at the table
Free and open to all. 

 

CONTACT: Brian D Story  8605105061  bstory@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Thomas Room
There are 8 spaces available.


Would you like to play a game?!
Adventurers wanted for a One-Shot, DnD 5e Session. 
We will determine choice of adventure and balance level setting based on the collective experience and interest
of the players in attendance, So it can be fun for everyone. Ages 12+ Please. Register to save your seat at the table
Free and open to all. 

 

CONTACT:
  Brian D Story
  8605105061
   bstory@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Thomas Room

There are 8 spaces available.

Tuesday February 21, 2023
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Friend's Conference Room

This is not a library sponsored program.

LOCATION: Friend's Conference Room

 
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
YA Y.A.L.L Drop In Sessions

Join Mr Story after school with the Youth Act(i)on Library League ..
Drop- in Sessions can be shaped in many ways - Games, Crafts, Book Club; YOU decide

CONTACT: Brian D Story  8605105061  bstory@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Teen Space

Join Mr Story after school with the Youth Act(i)on Library League ..
Drop- in Sessions can be shaped in many ways - Games, Crafts, Book Club; YOU decide

CONTACT:
  Brian D Story
  8605105061
   bstory@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Teen Space

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Craft Night: Macramé Mandala

Create a macrame mandala.  Materials provided.

Free and open to all ages 14+.

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

CONTACT: Cindy Baklik  860-395-3184  cbaklik@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Grady Thomas Room
There are 4 spaces available.

Create a macrame mandala.  Materials provided.

Free and open to all ages 14+.

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

CONTACT:
  Cindy Baklik
  860.395.3184
   cbaklik@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Grady Thomas Room

There are 4 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Friend's Conference Room

This is not a library sponsored program.

LOCATION: Friend's Conference Room

Wednesday February 22, 2023
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Mystery Book Club

This group meets the fourth Wednesday of the month in the library.  

This month's book is One Good Deed by David Baldacci.

Free and open to all.
 
No registration required.
CONTACT: Cindy Baklik  860-395-3184  cbaklik@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Grady Room

This group meets the fourth Wednesday of the month in the library.  

This month's book is One Good Deed by David Baldacci.

Free and open to all.
 
No registration required.
CONTACT:
  Cindy Baklik
  860.395.3184
   cbaklik@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Grady Room

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Acton Compassion-Knits

This group, led by Acton Public Library staff members, will knit and/or crochet items to be donated to a cause.  Needles, yarn & patterns will be provided for charity projects.

You may also bring your own supplies to work on a project of your own.

Free and open to all.

No registration necessary.

CONTACT: Cindy Baklik  860-395-3184  cbaklik@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Friend's Conference Room

This group, led by Acton Public Library staff members, will knit and/or crochet items to be donated to a cause.  Needles, yarn & patterns will be provided for charity projects.

You may also bring your own supplies to work on a project of your own.

Free and open to all.

No registration necessary.

CONTACT:
  Cindy Baklik
  860.395.3184
   cbaklik@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Friend's Conference Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
YA Game Day: Dungeons and Dragons- 2.0 16+ GROUP

YA Game DAY: D&D Adventures 2.0 Session B

This bi weekly session is Free and open to sword slingers 16+ years old. 

@ Acton Public Library. 
Please register for details.

Info: www.actonlibrary.org, 860-395-3184, bstory@actonlibrary.org

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

YA Game DAY: D&D Adventures 2.0 Session B

This bi weekly session is Free and open to sword slingers 16+ years old. 

@ Acton Public Library. 
Please register for details.

Info: www.actonlibrary.org, 860-395-3184, bstory@actonlibrary.org

CONTACT:
  Brian D Story
  8605105061
   bstory@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Thomas Room

There are 10 spaces available.

Thursday February 23, 2023
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
VIRTUAL - Genealogy Interest Group

 This program will be held using Zoom.

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

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

 This program will be held using Zoom.

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

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

LOCATION: Zoom

There are 12 spaces available.

 
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12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tech Time with Emily

Need assistance using your laptop, iPad, Kindle or other device? Take advantage of Tech Time! Reserve a 20-minute one-on-one session with a tech savvy librarian to discuss your technology needs.*

Appointments are available on Thursdays between 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. 

Free and open to all.

*Please note, this service is for educational purposes. We cannot fix your device.

CONTACT: Emily Sheehan  860-395-3184  esheehan@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Lobby
There are 10 spaces available.

Need assistance using your laptop, iPad, Kindle or other device? Take advantage of Tech Time! Reserve a 20-minute one-on-one session with a tech savvy librarian to discuss your technology needs.*

Appointments are available on Thursdays between 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. 

Free and open to all.

*Please note, this service is for educational purposes. We cannot fix your device.

CONTACT:
  Emily Sheehan
  860.395.3184
   esheehan@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Lobby

There are 10 spaces available.

 
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
VIRTUAL YA Game Day : Kahoot trivia

YA Game DAY: KAHOOT Teen Trivia

Join us for online Kahoot style trivia via ZOOM

@ Acton Public Library/ ZOOM. Free and open to all Ages 12-18

Please register for details.
Info: www.actonlibrary.org, 860-395-3184, bstory@actonlibrary.org

CONTACT: Brian D Story  8605105061  bstory@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Friend's Conference Room
There are 24 spaces available.

YA Game DAY: KAHOOT Teen Trivia

Join us for online Kahoot style trivia via ZOOM

@ Acton Public Library/ ZOOM. Free and open to all Ages 12-18

Please register for details.
Info: www.actonlibrary.org, 860-395-3184, bstory@actonlibrary.org

CONTACT:
  Brian D Story
  8605105061
   bstory@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Friend's Conference Room

There are 24 spaces available.

 
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Cookbook Club for Kids

Check out a copy of the chosen cookbook for the month, make a recipe within the cookbook and bring it to share with the other kid chefs and their families. 

This month's cookbook is The Family Kitchen by Debra Ponzek

You must bring a dish to attend. Free and open to all ages 7 and up. Space is limited, and registration is suggested.

CONTACT: Miss Emily  860-395-3184  esheehan@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Grady Thomas Room
There are 6 spaces available.

Check out a copy of the chosen cookbook for the month, make a recipe within the cookbook and bring it to share with the other kid chefs and their families. 

This month's cookbook is The Family Kitchen by Debra Ponzek

You must bring a dish to attend. Free and open to all ages 7 and up. Space is limited, and registration is suggested.

CONTACT:
  Miss Emily
  860.395.3184
   esheehan@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Grady Thomas Room

There are 6 spaces available.

Friday February 24, 2023
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3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
HYBRID YA Game Day: Dungeons and Dragons-

Dungeons and Dragons - Join us each week for continuing adventures of long running homebrew campaign

New/Returning players welcome. Registration is suggested as space in the party is limited.

Register at actonlibrary.org for details and links

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

Dungeons and Dragons - Join us each week for continuing adventures of long running homebrew campaign

New/Returning players welcome. Registration is suggested as space in the party is limited.

Register at actonlibrary.org for details and links

CONTACT:
  Brian D Story
  8605105061
   bstory@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Grady Thomas Room

There are 10 spaces available.

Saturday February 25, 2023
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11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Volunteer Opportunity: National Pokémon Day

Lend a helping hand at our  National Pokémon Day event!

Assist with setup, crafts, activities clean up and more. Free and open to volunteers ages 13 and up. Registration is required.

 

 
LOCATION: Lobby
There are 3 spaces available.

Lend a helping hand at our  National Pokémon Day event!

Assist with setup, crafts, activities clean up and more. Free and open to volunteers ages 13 and up. Registration is required.

 

 
LOCATION: Lobby

There are 3 spaces available.

 
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
National Pokemon Day Celebration
 
Gotta catch ‘em all! Come celebrate National Pokémon Day! Collect all 8 badges to become a Pokémon master! We will have crafts, activities, and even a Pokéball that you can design from scratch. If you play Pokémon Go, we will also have a lure on the pokéstop for the duration of the program. Free and open to all ages 7 and up. Space is limited, and registration is suggested.
 
CONTACT: Miss Rebecca  860-395-3184  reverett@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Grady Thomas Room
There are many spaces available.
 
Gotta catch ‘em all! Come celebrate National Pokémon Day! Collect all 8 badges to become a Pokémon master! We will have crafts, activities, and even a Pokéball that you can design from scratch. If you play Pokémon Go, we will also have a lure on the pokéstop for the duration of the program. Free and open to all ages 7 and up. Space is limited, and registration is suggested.
 
CONTACT:
  Miss Rebecca
  860.395.3184
   reverett@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Grady Thomas Room

There are many spaces available.

 
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Zora Neale Hurston

Gwendolyn Quezaire-Presutti, Living History Actor, will portray Zora Neale Hurston.

Zora Neale Hurston was an American author.  Her most popular novel is Their Eyes Were Watching God.

Free and open to all.

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

CONTACT: Cindy Baklik  860-395-3184  cbaklik@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Grady Thomas Room
There are 33 spaces available.

Gwendolyn Quezaire-Presutti, Living History Actor, will portray Zora Neale Hurston.

Zora Neale Hurston was an American author.  Her most popular novel is Their Eyes Were Watching God.

Free and open to all.

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

CONTACT:
  Cindy Baklik
  860.395.3184
   cbaklik@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Grady Thomas Room

There are 33 spaces available.

Monday February 27, 2023
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Learn & Play Playgroup

This child-focused playgroup is for young children and their caregivers. Participants will have the opportunity to interact with others, make new friends, and learn by playing in a literacy-enriched environment. Each session will include activities, sensory materials, and toys.

Registration is suggested.

(NO CLASS ON DAYS THAT OLD SAYBROOK PUBLIC SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED)

CONTACT: Miss Emily  860-395-3184  esheehan@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Grady Thomas Room
There are many spaces available.

This child-focused playgroup is for young children and their caregivers. Participants will have the opportunity to interact with others, make new friends, and learn by playing in a literacy-enriched environment. Each session will include activities, sensory materials, and toys.

Registration is suggested.

(NO CLASS ON DAYS THAT OLD SAYBROOK PUBLIC SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED)

CONTACT:
  Miss Emily
  860.395.3184
   esheehan@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Grady Thomas Room

There are many spaces available.

 
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10:30 AM - 12:20 PM
OUTREACH Book a Librarian:Tech Time with Brian - OFFSITE Estuary
CONTACT: Brian D Story  8605105061  bstory@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Off-Site
 
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12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Book a Librarian:Tech Time with Brian

Need assistance using your laptop, iPad, Kindle or other device? Take advantage of Tech Time!

Reserve a 20-minute one-on-one session with a tech savvy librarian to discuss your technology needs.*

Appointments are available on most  Mondays between 12:00 P.M.- 2:00 P.M.

Free and open to all.

*Please note, this service is for educational purposes. We cannot fix your device.

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

Need assistance using your laptop, iPad, Kindle or other device? Take advantage of Tech Time!

Reserve a 20-minute one-on-one session with a tech savvy librarian to discuss your technology needs.*

Appointments are available on most  Mondays between 12:00 P.M.- 2:00 P.M.

Free and open to all.

*Please note, this service is for educational purposes. We cannot fix your device.

CONTACT:
  Brian D Story
  8605105061
   bstory@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Reading Room

There are 10 spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Monday Musical Matinee

Dreamgirls

2006, rated PG-13, 129 min.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Free and open to all.

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

CONTACT: Cindy Baklik  860-395-3184  cbaklik@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Grady Thomas Room
Registration will begin on Friday, January 27, 2023 at 12:01 AM     

Dreamgirls

2006, rated PG-13, 129 min.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Free and open to all.

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

CONTACT:
  Cindy Baklik
  860.395.3184
   cbaklik@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Grady Thomas Room

Registration will begin on Friday, January 27, 2023 at 12:01 AM     

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Intro to TinkerCAD pt. 1

The Intro to TinkerCad workshop is for the beginner who would like to start creating their own designs for the 3D Printer. TinkerCad is a free, browser-based design software. This 2 part workshop will go step by step so that participants can first work through the tutorials, gain some comfort with the software, and then create a simple design to print on the Acton Library's 3D printer. Some laptops will be on hand by request if attendees do not have access to one for the class. Participants will need to have a functioning email account before the class begins. 

Free and open to all.

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

CONTACT: Cindy Baklik  860-395-3184  cbaklik@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Grady Thomas Room
Registration will begin on Friday, January 27, 2023 at 12:01 AM     

The Intro to TinkerCad workshop is for the beginner who would like to start creating their own designs for the 3D Printer. TinkerCad is a free, browser-based design software. This 2 part workshop will go step by step so that participants can first work through the tutorials, gain some comfort with the software, and then create a simple design to print on the Acton Library's 3D printer. Some laptops will be on hand by request if attendees do not have access to one for the class. Participants will need to have a functioning email account before the class begins. 

Free and open to all.

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

CONTACT:
  Cindy Baklik
  860.395.3184
   cbaklik@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Grady Thomas Room

Registration will begin on Friday, January 27, 2023 at 12:01 AM     

Tuesday February 28, 2023
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Friend's Conference Room

This is not a library sponsored program.

LOCATION: Friend's Conference Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Story Time

Story time for all! Children and a caregiver are welcome to join Miss Emily for stories, fingerplays, bounces and so much more. Free and open to all. 

Registration is suggested.

(NO CLASS ON DAYS THAT OLD SAYBROOK PUBLIC SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED)

CONTACT: Miss Emily  860-395-3184  esheehan@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Grady Thomas Room
There are many spaces available.

Story time for all! Children and a caregiver are welcome to join Miss Emily for stories, fingerplays, bounces and so much more. Free and open to all. 

Registration is suggested.

(NO CLASS ON DAYS THAT OLD SAYBROOK PUBLIC SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED)

CONTACT:
  Miss Emily
  860.395.3184
   esheehan@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Grady Thomas Room

There are many spaces available.

 
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
YA Y.A.L.L : Monthly Meeting

Come Join Y.A.L.L. in this Once monthly session assisting the library with programs, collection development and philanthropy.


 Credit given towards volunteer service hours*

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

Come Join Y.A.L.L. in this Once monthly session assisting the library with programs, collection development and philanthropy.


 Credit given towards volunteer service hours*

CONTACT:
  Brian D Story
  8605105061
   bstory@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Teen Space

There are 24 spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Cookbook Club:

Check out a copy of the chosen cookbook for the month, make a recipe within the cookbook & bring it to the meeting for members to sample.  This is required to attend. 

This month's cookbook is Smitten Kitchen Every Day: Triumphant and Unfussy New Favorites by Deb Perelman.

Free and open to all.

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

CONTACT: Cindy Baklik  860-395-3184  cbaklik@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Grady Thomas Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, January 28, 2023 at 12:01 AM     

Check out a copy of the chosen cookbook for the month, make a recipe within the cookbook & bring it to the meeting for members to sample.  This is required to attend. 

This month's cookbook is Smitten Kitchen Every Day: Triumphant and Unfussy New Favorites by Deb Perelman.

Free and open to all.

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

CONTACT:
  Cindy Baklik
  860.395.3184
   cbaklik@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Grady Thomas Room

Registration will begin on Saturday, January 28, 2023 at 12:01 AM     

Wednesday March 1, 2023
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Old Saybrook Early Childhood Council Meeting
CONTACT: Emily Sheehan  8605105060  esheehan@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Friend's Conference Room
Wednesday March 1, 2023 - Friday March 31, 2023
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Artist Displays
Featured artists and collectors of the month:
 
Children's Room
Karen Giugino will share her son's Matchbox collection .
 
Glass Case

 

Gallery

Steven and Lauren Cryan will share railroad theme paintings & mandalas.
 
Interested in sharing your artwork or collections? Contact Kathy Freese at 860-395-3184.
 
 
CONTACT: Kathy Freese  860-395-3184  kfreese@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Gallery
Featured artists and collectors of the month:
 
Children's Room
Karen Giugino will share her son's Matchbox collection .
 
Glass Case

 

Gallery

Steven and Lauren Cryan will share railroad theme paintings & mandalas.
 
Interested in sharing your artwork or collections? Contact Kathy Freese at 860-395-3184.
 
 
CONTACT:
  Kathy Freese
  860.395.3184
   kfreese@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Gallery

Wednesday March 1, 2023
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Wednesday Book Discussion Group

This group meets the first Wednesday of the month in the library.

This month's book is Our Woman in Moscow by Beatriz Williams.

Free and open to all.

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

CONTACT: Cindy Baklik  860-395-3184  cbaklik@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Grady Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, February 1, 2023 at 12:01 AM     

This group meets the first Wednesday of the month in the library.

This month's book is Our Woman in Moscow by Beatriz Williams.

Free and open to all.

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

CONTACT:
  Cindy Baklik
  860.395.3184
   cbaklik@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Grady Room

Registration will begin on Wednesday, February 1, 2023 at 12:01 AM     

 
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Ms. President Meeting
CONTACT: Melanie McGuire
LOCATION: Grady Thomas Room
CONTACT:
  Melanie McGuire
  
  

LOCATION: Grady Thomas Room

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Acton Compassion-Knits

This group, led by Acton Public Library staff members, will knit and/or crochet items to be donated to a cause.  Needles, yarn & patterns will be provided for charity projects.

You may also bring your own supplies to work on a project of your own.

Free and open to all.

No registration necessary.

CONTACT: Cindy Baklik  860-395-3184  cbaklik@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Friend's Conference Room

This group, led by Acton Public Library staff members, will knit and/or crochet items to be donated to a cause.  Needles, yarn & patterns will be provided for charity projects.

You may also bring your own supplies to work on a project of your own.

Free and open to all.

No registration necessary.

CONTACT:
  Cindy Baklik
  860.395.3184
   cbaklik@actonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Friend's Conference Room

 
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5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
All Ages: Besa: A Code of Honor – Muslim Albanians who Rescued Jews during the Holocaust

 

Besa: A Code of Honor – Muslim Albanians who Rescued Jews during the Holocaust is about the Righteous Among the Nations – non-Jews who risked their lives saving Jews during the Holocaust.

This traveling exhibit is comprised of portraits and text about Muslim families in Albania who saved Jews during the Holocaust, converging between two seemingly opposed worlds. Prior to World War II, some 200 Jews lived in Albania. In 1943, the Albanian population refused to comply with Nazis’ orders to turn over lists of Jews residing in Albania. The remarkable assistance afforded to the Jews was grounded in Besa, a code of honor. Besa means literally “to keep the promise.” One who acts according to Besa is someone who keeps his word, someone to whom one can trust one’s life and the lives of one’s family. Impressively, there were more Jews in Albania at the end of the war than beforehand. This very human story, told through these sensitive portraits combines to highlight a little-known, but a remarkable aspect of the Holocaust. This exhibit was displayed at the United Nations in 2008.
This program is free and open to all, Caregiver Guidance is suggested for children

Facilitated by Marlene W. Yahalom, PhD
Director of Education
American Society for Yad Vashem
500 Fifth Avenue – 42nd Floor
New York, New York 10110-4299
212.220.4304 x209

https://www.yadvashemusa.org/traveling-exhibits/

CONTACT: Brian D Story  8605105061  bstory@actonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Thomas Grady Room
There are 50 spaces available.

 

Besa: A Code of Honor – Muslim Albanians who Rescued Jews during the Holocaust is about the Righteous Among the Nations – non-Jews who risked their lives saving Jews during the Holocaust.

This traveling exhibit is comprised of portraits and text about Muslim families in Albania who saved Jews during the Holocaust, converging between two seemingly opposed worlds. Prior to World War II, some 200 Jews lived in Albania. In 1943, the Albanian population refused to comply with Nazis’ orders to turn over lists of Jews residing in Albania. The remarkable assistance afforded to the Jews was grounded in Besa, a code of honor. Besa means literally “to keep the promise.” One who acts according to Besa is someone who keeps his word, someone to whom one can trust one’s life and the lives of one’s family. Impressively, there were more Jews in Albania at the end of the war than beforehand. This very human story, told through these sensitive portraits combines to highlight a little-known, but a remarkable aspect of the Holocaust. This exhibit was displayed at the United Nations in 2008.
This program is free and open to all, Caregiver Guidance is suggested for children

Facilitated by Marlene W. Yahalom, PhD
Director of Education
American Society for Yad Vashem
500 Fifth Avenue – 42nd Floor
New York, New York 10110-4299
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