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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!

  • 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! 

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  • College Readiness: How to Pay for College

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

    Monday, October 23 at 6:30 pm

    The College Readiness series offers assistance to students, and their parents or guardians, in tackling the college admission process.

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

    The College Readiness series is free and open to the public; no registration is required. Students and parents are encouraged to attend this important seminar series together.

  • Fall Storytimes

    The library will be offering our regular storytime program this fall. Scheduled to meet weekly, these classes consist of stories, finger-plays, and crafts.

    The fall storytimes will begin the last week of September; register now using the links below!

    Session One: Wednesdays @ 10:15 am
    Session Two: Thursdays @ 10:15 am

    Session One: Wednesday @ 11:00 am
    Session Two: Thursday @ 11:00 am

    Three Year Old
    Session One: Monday @ 10:30 am

    Four and Five Year Old
    Session One: Tuesday @ 1:15 pm

    Storytimes last for eight weeks and are free and open to the public. Due to demand, class size is limited and registration will be done on a first come, first served basis.

  • Harriet Beecher Stowe: Her Words Changed the World

    Thursday, September 21 at 3:00 pm

    Painting of Harriet Beecher StoweLed by Maura Hallisey, Program Coordinator at the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center.

    Her Words Changed the World, created by the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, is a dynamic presentation exploring the life and impact of anti-slavery novelist Harriet Beecher Stowe. Discover

    Stowe's life  -- her childhood, family, education, marriage and motherhood -- her inspiration to write Uncle Tom’s Cabinand the lasting impact of its message. Connect the past to the present and find out how you can create change.

    Funding Provided by the Friends of the Mystic & Noank Library.

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

  • Friends of the MNL: Third Annual Craft Exchange

    Saturday, September 30 from 10:00 am to 12 noon

    Want to try a new craft? Need supplies for a project? Then come to the Craft Exchange, where there will be supplies galore! No money necessary! Bring bags to transport your new supplies home. A drop-in children's craft project will take place in the Children's Room during the Exchange.

    Questions? Call the Library at (860) 536-7721. All are welcome!

  • Writers’ Workshop with Bob Hocking

    Tuesday, October 3 at 6:30 pm

    Join author and photographer Bob Hocking for an introductory-level discussion about writing and publishing! Designed around the theme of “things I wish I knew when I started,” topics will include:

    1) Differences in publishing methods

    2) Items to consider & be prepared for

    3) Tips about the business of writing

    4) Assorted thoughts & observations

    This event will last between 90 minutes & 2 hours, a Q & A session will be offered at the end.This program is free and open to the public; no registration is required.

  • Pirate Invasion Comes Ashore!

    Saturday, September 30 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm

    C'mon in for some swashbuckling crafting fun from 1:00 to 5:00 pm in the Ames Room! Be sure to stop by the library for an afternoon of pirate-themed crafts for the whole family.

    Events kick off downtown Mystic on Friday, September 29. You can learn more here about all the town-wide activities!




  • SCORE Workshop: How to Use QuickBooks to Manage Business Finances!

    Thursday, September 28 from 10:00 to 11:30 am

    Elizabeth Santaus, founder of Dressler Santaus, LLC, will chair this workshop for business professionals!

    You have started your own business, and you have bills to pay, customer sales to track, and taxes to file, requiring paper and more paper. If you have turned to QuickBooks™ for help, and find you need help using the program, this workshop is for you. Feel free to bring a laptop with QuickBooks loaded to follow along with the presenter.

    Registration is required for this event; reserve a seat today.

  • Book Discussion: The Nest

    Mystic & Noank Afternoon Book Club

    Wednesday, October 4 at 1:00 pm

    Join us for a lively discussion of this engaging 2016 novel by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney: "A warm, funny and acutely perceptive debut novel about four adult siblings and the fate of the shared inheritance that has shaped their choices and their lives."           

    No registration is required. Copies are available at the front desk.

  • Book Discussion: Spartina

    Mystic & Noank Evening Book Club

    Wednesday, October 4 at 7:00 pm

    Join us for a lively discussion of this moving 1989 novel by John Casey: "A classic tale of a man, a boat, and a storm, Spartina is the lyrical and compassionate story of Dick Pierce, a commercial fisherman along the shores of Rhode Island's Narragansett Bay. Pierce's one great passion, a fifty-foot fishing boat called Spartina, lies unfinished in his back yard. Determined to get the funds he needs to buy her engine, he finds himself taking a foolish, dangerous risk. But his real test comes when he must weather a storm at sea in order to keep his dream alive."

    No registration is required. Copies are available at the front desk.

  • MNL Featured on Mystic Matters TV!

    Our volunteer Board President, Rhona Heyl and Vice President/President-Elect, Bill Turner were recently featured on Mystic Matters with Hosts Susette Tibus and Kristin Hartnett!

    MNL on Mystic Matters

  • October is Design-a-Plate Month!

    Monday, October 2 through Tuesday, October 31

    Design your own colorful plate during the entire month of October in the Children's Room during regular library hours. Make a one-of-a-kind plate! $10 per plate.

    These plates make great gifts and should arrive in time for holiday gift giving.

    Proceeds benefit the Children’s Room.

  • Friday Afternoon Wii U Gaming

    Fridays from 3:30 to 5:00 pm, October through December

    Get your game on with other kids and teens starting October 13. Join casual tournaments and game with your friends.

    Gaming offers an outlet for creativity and problem solving, while the Library provides an atmosphere of community and sharing. Games are appropriate for ages 9 and up. Come join in on the fun!

  • All Things Pumpkin 2017

    Saturday, October 14 at 3:30 pm

    Get into the Halloween spirit at the library with a fun-filled afternoon for families and friends. Children are encouraged to come in costume for our annual costume parade.

    Start off with Ed Pop's Magic show, games, stories, and a basket raffle, with the costume parade to follow. Snacks and cider provided by the B.F. Clyde's Cider Mill. Rain or Shine!

  • College Readiness: From Stress to Success

    Laurie Saunders, Senior Admissions Officer, Avery Point

    Monday, November 6 at 6:30 pm

    The College Readiness series offers assistance to students, and their parents or guardians, in tackling the college admission process.

    From Stress to Success will teach you how to begin the college application process, make a college list, narrow down and finalize a list, apply to schools, and then decide on the right fit college.

    The College Readiness series is free and open to the public; no registration is required. Students and parents are encouraged to attend this important seminar series together.

  • Library Closing Early for Fall Fundraiser

    Wednesday, September 27

    The Mystic & Noank Library will be closing at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, September 27.

    We hope you will join us at the Engine Room from 6:30 to 9:30 pm for our Fall Fundraiser, which also marks the kick-off to our 125th anniversary year in 2018!

    Our outdoor drop box will be open to accept your returns.

    Thanks and be sure to join the celebration!

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