Library events

Main Library

Monday-Thursday, 9-8

Friday and Saturday, 9-5




Fairchild Nichols Memorial Branch

Monday and Wednesday, 10-8

Tuesday and Thursday, 10-5

Saturday, 10-2


 Kick-off — Fall Book Nook Sale Is Early: Saturday, Aug. 31, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Prepping Our Gardens for Fall — With Nancy Baker of Gardens by Nancy. Thursday, Aug. 22, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Baker will focus on how to prepare our beds and which perennials and winter vegetables to plant. Our presenter is a Conn. certified advanced master gardener, and more. Details online. Free. Register.

Teen book discussionShiver by Maggie Stiefvater. Tuesday, Aug. 27, 5:30-6:30 p.m. The first book of the popular Wolves of Mercy Hall trilogy, this supernatural romance/thriller was in ALA’s Best Books for Young Adults and won other teen awards in several states. Join us for refreshments and lively discussion. Pick up your book in the Children’s department, and bring a friend. Register.

Children’s events 

Is summer reading a drag for you? — Are you in 4th or 5th grade? Come read and discuss with friends. Thursday, Aug. 22, 7-7:45 p.m. August’s book is Wild Girl by Patricia Reilly Giff. Last meeting in Children’s. Read a few chapters on your own each week; then discuss, have fun, and enjoy refreshments. We will read the next chapter together before you leave. Details online. Register. Free.

Open craft tables — Back to Basics-Read. Monday, Aug. 26, 1-4 p.m. Visit the library, borrow some books and create a craft to take home. Tables with materials will be in the area for summer fun. Every Monday. Drop in.

Fairchild Nichols Branch 

Save the date — Open House at Fairchild Nichols Memorial Library. Saturday, Sept. 28. Meet Sue King, the new Branch Manager. Learn about new Fall children and adult programs. Visit the Creators’ Corner, where the new Makerspace has been installed. Times and details to come.

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