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  • Winter Storytime registration has begun!

    We are offering storytimes this fall scheduled to meet weekly, these classes consist of stories, finger-plays, and crafts.

    The winter storytimes will begin the week of January 7; register now using the links below!

    Session One: Wednesdays @ 10:15 am
    Reading rainbow worm with eyeglassesSession 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

    To sign up for storytime for three year olds, please visit the Event Calendar tab or call us for assistance.

    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.

  • The MNL is on Goodreads!

    Mystic Noank Library goodreads webpage

    Follow our new Goodreads page!

    Access our new Goodreads page, which is available under the "How Do I..." section of our website! Find our book lists, including our summer reading selections, book club recommendations, staff picks and more! You are welcome to friend and/or follow us - we hope you will!

    You can also recommend a book to us or message us about something you'd like to see the Library offer - whether it be a program, a new service, or an idea - or you can just say hello!

    Our Goodreads Page:

    If you would like help setting up your own Goodreads page, please contact the library at (860) 536-7721 or at

    We look forward to hearing from you!

  • Eastern Connecticut Woodturners Club: A Pottery Display!

    The Eastern Connecticut Woodturners Club, a group that practices the fine art of woodturning, has lent us several beautiful pieces of wooden pottery to showcase in our display case for the month of November! Please stop by and enjoy these stunning works of art.

    The Woodturners meet once a month and provide demonstrations, hands-on instruction, and show & tell. They welcome new visitors and have been active in promoting the woodturning craft since December 2017.

    This exhibit is free and open to the public; no appointment is required.

  • CHEERS to 125 years!

    Thank you to our sponsors!


  • Seated Guided Meditation

    Tuesdays from 3-4 p.m. in the Ames Room, Dec. 4-Dec. 18th

    Join us for a new experience of Meditation beginning December 4th at the library on Tuesdays from 3 to 4 PM.

    Leave the bustle of your day to settle peacefully into the moment. The group will sit and be gently guided in body-centered meditations, including mindfulness of breathing and a focus on relaxation of the body at rest.

    Each session will include an introduction, followed by 10 minutes of guided relaxation, 24 minutes of guided sitting meditation practice, 5 to 10 minutes of contemplation time, followed by optional discussion.

    Our guide is Pamala Lewis, who teaches guided meditations and Mindful Yoga at the Mystic Y, is the coordinator of the New London Community of Mindfulness, and is a devoted student and meditation practitioner of more than 25 years.

    Tuesday, December 4th

    Tuesday, December 11th

    Tuesday, December 18th

    Please come as you are. No experience required. Feel free to call us with questions.

  • Polar Express Holiday Railroad @ the MNL!

    Monday, December 3, 2018 - Friday, January 11, 2019

    All Aboard! The Polar Express Holiday Railroad is now boarding in the Children's Reading Room again this year. First departure is Monday, December 3rd at 10AM. This is the 10th anniversary of holiday trains at our library. To celebrate, our old Polar Express has now been retired after many years of on time departures, not to mention remarkable endurance.  
    Our new Polar Express is a new state of the art, remote controlled train, with many new features that will entertain young engineers, their PARENTAL GUIDANCE, not to mention library staff, who will be treated to the many new sounds our new locomotive will make through the New Year.
    The new technology brings some new responsibilities, however. The Controller will be at the desk in the children's room. Any adult is welcome to it, with the help of their young engineers. It must be returned to the desk when done. The controller is intuitive and easy to use. The speed control works best with a slow start. Turn it about half way, and wait.  The little engine will start slowly and get up to speed.  No full throttle runs, please!
    Enjoy the journey to the North Pole!
  • PeaceLove Workshop: Patterns and Motion

    Friday, December 28 at 2:00 p.m.

    PeaceLove, a Rhode Island-based art studio with a nationwide mission, is changing how people think about mental health. It provides expressive arts programming to help individuals and communities create peace of mind.

    Julianne Johnson of Mystic River Residential Care, who supports PeaceLove's artistic efforts, has created such a program for our community with her new offering: Patterns and Motion. Participants will create a work of art which will allow them to explore a world of emotion through color and movement. Patrons must be 12 years or older in order to partake - seats are limited to ten.

    This program is free and open to the public; registration is required.

    Sign Up Today!

  • Food for Fines!

    December 1st - 31st, 2018.

    December is Food for Fines Month at the Bill Memorial Library and Mystic & Noank Library! Library patrons can pay off their late fees with food items from Saturday, December 1st through Monday, December 31st.

    - For each $1.00 in fines on your account, bring in 1 nonperishable food item and we will clear the charge.
    - Long-overdue library materials may be returned with food pantry items without incurring a late fee.
    - Amnesty does not apply to lost or damaged library materials.

    Food items will benefit Groton Social Services.

    Thank you for your support!

  • Fabulous Fakes!

    Exhibit Begins Wednesday, December 5th, 2018

    The Plein Aire Painters Display their Work in the Library’s Ames Room!

    The Stonington Plein Aire Painters, a group of local artists led by Carmel Bourneuf, are displaying their art in the Mystic & Noank Library’s Ames Room throughout the month of December! Their pieces mimic great works by artists like Pablo Picasso and Henri Toulouse-Lautrec. Everyone is welcome to stop by and enjoy the beautiful work.

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

    Please call ahead to check the availability of the Ames Room.

  • Mystic & Noank Library Holiday Closings!

    Christmas Eve, Monday December 24 - Closed

    Christmas Day, Tuesday December 25 - Closed

    New Year's Eve, Monday, December 31 - Open 10 am - 1 pm

    New Year’s Day, Tuesday January 1 - Closed

    Our outdoor bookdrop is available for returns of both books and A/V materials.

    Wishing you all very happy holidays!

  • January 2019 Tech Classes @ the MNL!

    Announcing three tech classes for the month of January! Choice of either 10:15 am OR 5:30 pm session for each class; attendees should provide their own devices. Registration is required; please sign up for the session of your choice via the links below.

    Monday, January 7: Clean Up Your PC! - Find out how to clean up your PC and make it run faster! You will learn how to uninstall programs you don't want, perform e-cleaning tasks, get rid of malware and open up plenty of new storage space.

    Morning Session - 10:15 am

    Evening Session - 5:30 pm

    Monday, January 14: Genealogy 101 - Discover many excellent online resources that allow you to trace your genealogy and create a family tree! Students will be able to set up accounts, learn about and navigate various websites' features and locate others who may have ancestors in common.

    Morning Session - 10:15 am

    Evening Session - 5:30 pm

    Monday, January 28: Publicize Your Website Online - Learn how to promote and improve your website's virtual presence by increasing its visibility through search engines and social media tools!

    Morning Session - 10:15 am

    Evening Session - 5:30 pm

    We look forward to seeing you there! 😁

  • Lego Fun Friday!

    Friday, December 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    Kids of all ages are welcome to come and have fun building and creating with friends and family in the library!

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

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