Healthy Salads with Kaitlin Bennett!

Mon., June 19th at 5:30 pm
Dietician Kaitlin Bennett will help you prepare a great summer salad to take home!
Registration is required; please sign up here.


Free SBA Monthly Series for New & Growing Entrepreneurs!

Thinking about starting or have already started your own business? Lisa Powell of the SBA is leading this series of free seminars for new or prospective small business owners. Use the links below to register!
Wednesdays 6:30-8:00 p.m.
May 24: Contracting 101


Abstract Impressionism - Blaine Arthur Cota

Exhibiting Tuesday, May 2-Saturday, May 27
Opening Reception Wed., May 3, 6-8 p.m. 

Blaine Arthur Cota was born in 1923 in Vermont where he developed a childhood interest in art.
Coming of age, he attended Yale University, earning an MFA degree in 1951. He taught art and exhibited throughout Connecticut, mostly during the 1950’s-60’s, and had pieces in many prestigious collections. From the mid-1960’s on, he devoted his energy to founding a non-profit living museum called Heritance House in Litchfield, CT. He passed away in June 2006.

Mr. Cota was influenced by the Abstract Impressionist movement and primarily by the great Picasso. Blaine preferred to “utilize my intellect to produce mental visual images”; it was his way to “allow the artist to explore far more than what the eye tells us.”

This exhibit is free and open to the public. Prints and original works will be available for purchase.


Great Decisions Discussion Group

Join us Friday mornings, March 17, 31, April 7, 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12, and 19, 10:10-11:45 to discuss eight timely topics: European Union, Trade Policy, South China Sea, Saudi Arabia, Geopolitics of Energy, Latin America, Afghanistan/Pakistan, and Nuclear Security. Please register here.


Mindfulness Meditation with Kristin of Skillful Meanz!

Monthly Thursday Sessions Continue: March 9, May 4 and June 15; 12:30-2:00 pm
(April 13 session canceled)
These monthly meditation classes, led by Kristin of Skillful Meanz, will present a refresher or introduction to the foundations of a formal mindfulness practice. Through modern scientific research, this type of meditation has been shown to have many potential health benefits- both physical and mental- and has therefore become quite popular recently, though it has been around a very long time. The classes will cover mindfulness of breath, of body, of thoughts, and of emotions, and will consist of some discussions and some guided meditations. The goal is to get you started on developing a personal practice of your own that you will continue long after the class is over.

Registration is required for this free series of classes; please sign up here or call for assistance.

Tai Ji Quan: Moving For Better Balance!

Join Fitness Professional, Julie Oliver, on Tuesdays at 2:30 or 3:45 for 12 weekly one-hour sessions beginning February 28.  All sessions are full, you may request to be added to a waiting list by clicking here.


Book A Brick

We invite our patrons, neighbors, community leaders and friends to Book A Brick at the Mystic & Noank Library! Installed along our main entryway, your personalized brick can honor a loved one, your business name, a message of your choice, your own name or even that of a favorite pet!

Commemorative Bricks
These customized bricks make a wonderful gift for birthdays, anniversaries, weddings and special occasions, too. The bricks are visible to all that enter our beautiful and historic building but as there are a limited number of pavers available, you will want to be sure to Book A Brick(s) soon!

Your gift of $125.00 per brick is fully tax-deductible. Engraved bricks are installed in groups on a rolling basis.

How to Book your Brick(s):
1. For more information, click here for the order form and send to M&NL with your check.
2. If ordering multiple bricks, please complete a separate form for each brick.
3. An embossed certificate will be provided when your order is confirmed.

New Library Events Calendar!

Click here to see what's happening at the library!