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  • 1000 Books Before Kindergarten

    1000 Books Before Kindergarten is a program, for families with children up to 5 years old, with the goal of helping you read 1000 books together prior to your child's first day of kindergarten. Each time you read 100 books bring in your reading log to receive special recognition, collect a prize, and mark your child's progress on our "Wall of Fame"

    For more information, or to register, please visit the Children's Room.This program is made possible by funding from the Groton Education Foundation.

  • Available Now! BrainHQ's free brain training app!

    BrainHQ!BrainHQ is an exciting new online brain training tool!

    Generous funding provided by the Mystic Rotary Club and the Library's Kroeger Porter Fund.

    Start Training Your Brain Today!

  • Build a Better World Summer Reading Program

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    Build a great calendar of fun this summer at M&NL! Summer Reading Challenges for preschoolers, kids, and teens from June 26 to August 5 at noon. 

    Read books and win prizes!  Make this your best summer yet by stopping by the library all summer long to pick up books, make crafts, enjoy our programs, and meet new friends!

  • Friday Family Movie Matinee: Storks

    Friday, July 28 at 3:00 pm

    Storks (PG, 2016, 1h 27min)

    This program is free and open to the public. Bring your favorite snack and a covered drink!

    This series was made possible by generous funding provided by the Friends of the Mystic & Noank Library.

  • Summer Preschool Drop-in Storytime!

    Storytime Caterpillar​Thursdays at 10:30 am ~ June 22 through August 10

    Join our librarians for a fun and interactive story time for our youngest library patrons! Free and open to the public; no registration is required.

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  • Fall Fundraiser: September 27, 2017

    Join us at the Engine Room!

    MNL 125 LogoHelp the Library kick-off its 125th Anniversary at our Fall Fundraiser at the Engine Room in Mystic! 

    You will be treated to plentiful hors d'oeuvres, multiple dinner stations, tasty desserts and a full and open bar---all included in your ticket! We have room for 125 friends so please don't miss out! 

    Catch up with your colleagues, your neighbors and our wonderful community leaders at this important event. Your ticket purchase supports our library resources, programming and services and we thank you for your support! 

    Buy your tickets on-line here. Seating is limited---don't delay! 

  • Teen Art Series: Modular Origami for All Ages

    with Fran Block

    Monday, July 24 at 2:00 pm

    Modular origami is a technique of combining two or more forms to create three-dimensional models. A great way to use your discarded wrapping paper and magazines! Work alone or with a partner to create interesting polyhedra models. 

    This program is generously funded by the Friends of the Mystic & Noank Library.

  • Terrific Tuesday: Keith Munslow

    Songs and Stories, Cartoons and Comedy

    Tuesday, July 25 at 2:00 pm

    Come enjoy this hilarious show! Keith is a musician, storyteller, cartoonist, and standup comedian for kids. A wildly funny guy, Munslow will have you laughing like no other!

    The library’s Terrific Tuesdays series is part of our Build a Better World Summer Reading Program and is appropriate for children of all ages. It is free and open to the public due to generous funding from the Friends of the Mystic & Noank Library. No registration is required.

  • Teen Wii U Gaming

    Tuesday, July 25 at 4:00 pm

    Summer brings many cool things to the Mystic & Noank Library, including a Wii U Gaming Cart! Stop by Tuesday afternoon for some fun among friends.

    The Wii U Gaming Cart will be available from 4:00 to 5:00 pm with a new challenge from our collection each week. Games are appropriate for ages 9 and up.

  • Teen Movie Night: Beauty and the Beast

    Tuesday, July 25 at 6:30 pm

    Beauty and the Beast (PG, 2017, 2h 9 min)

    This program is free and open to the public. Bring your favorite snack and a covered drink!

    This series was made possible by generous funding provided by the Friends of the Mystic & Noank Library.

  • Ready, Set, Code: A Coding Class for Kids!

    Beginning Wednesday, July 19 at 6:30 pm

    Wednesdays in the Children's Room, 6:30-8:00 pm, from July 19 to August 9!

    The Mystic & Noank Library will be holding a coding class this summer just for kids! Students will learn the concepts of coding through Gamefroot, a free site that allows users to create games and publish them on the web!

    This program is free and open to children ages 10 and up; registration is required. All students must provide their own laptops. To sign your child up for the four-class series, please
    click here.

  • Kids' Yoga with Miss Kim

    Monday, July 24 at 10:30 am

    Join us for yoga with Miss Kim in the Ames Room. For ages 4 to 8!  No experience necessary.  This program is free and open to the public.

    Funded by the Friends of the Mystic and Noank Library.

  • Puppetry Workshop

    Wednesdays at 2:00 pm ~ July 12 to August 2

    Designed for children ages 7 to 12, the workshop is a four-week program teaches the basics of puppetry -- building, moving, creativity, and working as a team.

    Classes run from July 12 to August 2, each Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 pm. All classes are free and open to the public. Class size is limited, sign-up today! Due to the nature of the program, please be sure you can commit to all four weeks.

  • LEGO┬« Fun Fridays!

    Fridays in July at 10:30 am

    Build, Design, Create!

    Join in the fun at our LEGO® Fun Fridays, running from July 7 to July 28. The LEGO® Fun Fridays will run from 10:30 to 12:00 and have a new theme each week.

    Make use of the Library’s LEGO® collection to unleash your creativity and share it with others. LEGO® Fun Fridays are free and open to the public; no registration is required.

    Connoisseur or amateur, all builders are welcome!


  • Conservation Quest┬« Mini Exhibit

    August 22 to September 12 in the Ames Room

    Learn about energy - what it is, where it comes from, how we use it, and why it's important. Conservation Quest® delivers important energy conservation messages to inspire you to make thoughtful choices about energy use to help protect the planet and promote healthy living.

    Stop by during regular library hours for hands-on excerises and play-filled activities allowing students to learn by doing. This traveling exhibit is provided by Stepping Stones Museum for Children.

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  • The Edible Landscape Project

    A Visiting Art Exhibit!

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    On Display in the Ames Room
    July 1 - August 18*

    The Edible Landscape Project is the result of a collaborative semester-long study visualizing edible landscapes for social impact. The projects showcase a partnership between FRESH New London, Spark Makerspace, and Connecticut College’s ART 310 Design: Public Practice Studio.

    Students and community partners created interactive tools to help visualize the potential of the natural environment in New London, particularly with plants that produce food. All components were created by Connecticut College students with the FRESH staff & youth, Spark members, and neighborhood residents.

    Special thanks to Library Trustee and Conn College Professor of Art, Andrea Wollensak, for sharing this exhibit with our library community. It is free and open to the public.

    *Access to the exhibit is limited based on program schedule, please call to confirm availability.

  • Science & Nature: Creepers and Leapers

    With the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center

    Thursday, July 27 at 2:00 pm

    Meet some scaly new friends. Live frogs, toads, turtles, and snakes from the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center will give kids a glimpse of our native amphibians and reptiles.

    The Library’s Science and Nature series is part of our Build a Better World! Summer Reading Program and is appropriate for children of all ages. It is free and open to the public due to generous funding from the Friends of the Mystic & Noank Library. Register today!

  • Sit! Stay! Read!

    With Phantom

    Saturday, July 29 at 9:00 am in the Children's Room

    Sign-up to read with Phantom, our Bernese Mountain Dog friend, or just stop by to say hi!

    Sign-up today!

  • Hospice Care Presentation and Q&A

    Sooner is Better!

    CHC LogoTuesday, July 25 at 11:00 am

    Over the years, so many patients and their families have said they wish they’d called the Center for Hospice Care sooner.

    Here’s why!

    • You live longer
    • You regain control of your life
    • You don’t have to stay.
    • CHC shares the care with family members.

    CHC manages and coordinates care, which means that loved ones get to be family again. You don’t need to be in the last days or weeks of life to qualify for hospice and palliative care.         

    CHC care is about living – living well in the time you have left.

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

  • Teen Talent Night

    Monday, July 24 at 6:30 pm

    Do you have a special talent? Teens, age 12 and up, are invited to showcase their skills in our special talent night. Bring your instrument, props, voice, writing, short film, artwork, or any other talent you'd like to share. Register today!

  • Successful Aging Through Exercise

    OSCA Living Well Series

    Seniors ExercisingWednesday, July 26 at 3:00 pm

    Our speaker, Kim Camlet of Independence Physical Therapy, will discuss how incorporating movement and exercise into your life can impact the aging process for the better as well as help with pain management.

    The program is free & open to the public. No registration is required.

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