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  • 1000 Books Before Kindergarten

    Image of 1000 Books Before Kindergarten graphic1000 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.

  • Sit! Stay! Read! with Phantom

    Various Saturdays

    Sit! Stay! Read! offers an opportunity for both reluctant and enthusiastic young readers to read to a friendly listener!Image of Phantom, a burnese mountain dog in front of the Mystic & Noank Library

     
    Come read to Phantom, our Bernese Mountain Dog friend (best for kids entering first grade and up) or just stop by to say hello! 
     
    Sign up online below (click on the date) or by calling (860) 536-7721.
     
     
    Saturday, May 26 from 11:00 am - 12 noon
     
    Saturday, June 16 from 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
     
    Saturday, July 14  from 11:00 am - 12 noon
     
    Saturday, July 21   from 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
     
    Saturday, July 28   from 11:00 am - 12 noon

     

  • Friday Afternoon Wii U Gaming

    Fridays from 3:30 to 5:00 pm

    Image of Wii U gaming console.

    Love to play video games at the Library? Stop by on Friday afternoons and try out our games with your friends!  Games are appropriate for ages 9 and up. Come join in on the fun!

  • Young Engineers' Club

    Saturdays, March 10 to May 26

    The Young Engineers' Club (YEC) is a new program hosted by the Mystic & Noank Library that aims to encourage teens to become technology creators! 

    YEC begins during Teen Tech Week on Saturday, March 10 and continues meeting each Saturday at 11:00 am through May 26. Participants (ages 10+) will learn the basics of electrical engineering and software development using the Arduino platform. 

    The Spring 2018 project will include building an automatic plant watering system from scratch. Topics covered will include a review of electricity, Ohm's law, electronic components, schematic design, circuit board design, soldering, 3D modeling/printing and the basics of C programming. WOW! 

    This exciting initiative for youth aged 10+ is FREE thanks to generous support from the Sidney Gross Memorial Fund. Class size is limited and registration is required. Register HERE today!

    USB Memory Direct Logo Additional thanks to USB Memory Direct, a custom flash drive wholesaler, who is providing free flash drives to all YEC participants!

  • Library Closed In Observance of Memorial Day

    Monday, May 28th, 2018

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    The Mystic & Noank Library will be closed on Monday, May 28th in observance of Memorial Day.

    Our outdoor book drop is available for book and media returns.

  • Bedtime Math's Crazy 8s Club

    Fridays, April 6 to June 1 from 4:00 - 5:00 pm

    Join Bedtime Math's Crazy 8s Club at the Mystic & Noank Library!

    Appropriate for children in kindergarten to second grade, the Crazy 8s Club is a new kind of math program where kids will build glow-in-the-dark structures, crack secret spy codes and play games like Toilet Paper Olympics. The club will meet weekly, every Friday from 4:00 to 5:00 pm, for eight sessions run by Dr. Anca Bulgaru. Participants are encouraged to attend all eight sessions from April 6 to June 1; there will be no session on April 20.

    This program is free and open to the public but space is limited and registration is required. Sign up today!

  • Unlaunch’d Voices: An Evening With Walt Whitman

    Wednesday, May 30 at 7:00 pm

    Actor and Lecturer Stephen Collins gives a one-man performance about the life of Walt Whitman!

    Unlaunch’d Voices: an Evening With Walt Whitman opens with the elderly Whitman, played by Stephen Collins, on the evening of his seventieth birthday. The audience is a visitor in his room as he prepares for his birthday celebration. Whitman begins to reminisce and to question his success as a man and a poet. He then remembers a mystical experience he had in his thirty-seventh year that inspired him to write poetry...

    Since the late 1990's, Mr. Collins’ performances have captured the attention of the press. It is not just the resemblance to Walt Whitman himself, but the portrayal of the character and the essence that he brings within arm's reach to the audience that makes the poet come to life.

    This program is free and open to the public; no registration is required. Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Mystic & Noank Library.

  • Silent Times: A Premier Film Screening

    Friday, May 25 at 6:00 pm in the Ames Room

    Christopher Annino and Tag Team Friendship Productions LLC of Mystic, CT, will hold a world premier of the new film, "Silent Times," at the Mystic & Noank Library on May 25th.

    The film is a loving homage to the silent films of the 1920s and 30s, and features a wide cast of characters based on archetypes and personalities common in those films, such as Charlie Chaplin, Emmett Kelly, Annie Oakley, Buster Keaton, Orson Wells, Keystone Cops, Gypsy Rose Lee and many more.

    There is a suggested donation of $5 at the door; all proceeds will go to the Andrea Tegan Post Memorial Fund. This fund was created to help struggling artists financially so they can pursue their dreams. There will be a Q & A with the cast and crew following the movie.

    Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; screening begins at 6:00 p.m.

    This event is open to the public; no registration is required. Appropriate for Ages 13 and up.

  • Libraries Rock!: Wednesday Morning Wiggles: A Creative Movement and Yoga Series for Preschoolers

    Wednesdays, June 20 - August 8 at 10:30 am

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    June 20 Eastern Connecticut Ballet presents Creative Movement Classes for 3 to 5 year olds with a caregiver. This forty-five minute class is an introduction to creative movement for young ones. We will read a book to introduce a theme, followed by 35 minutes of movement! Due to space constraints, registration is required. Free and open to the public. Register for this program on our EventKeeper calendar.

    June 27 Yoga with Miss Kim presents Lil' Yogis for 3 to 5 year olds with caregiver. A joyful way for children to explore creative movement and develop physical skills, learn yoga poses through active imagination and creatively channel energy by following movement instruction and practicing calming moments.

    July 11  Yoga with Miss Kim presents Lil' Yogis for 3 to 5 year olds with caregiver. A joyful way for children to explore creative movement and develop physical skills, learn yoga poses through active imagination and creatively channel energy by following movement instruction and practicing calming moments.

    July 18  Yoga with Miss Kim presents Lil' Yogis for 3 to 5 year olds with caregiver. A joyful way for children to explore creative movement and develop physical skills, learn yoga poses through active imagination and creatively channel energy by following movement instruction and practicing calming moments.

    July 25 Yoga with Miss Kim presents Lil' Yogis for 3 to 5 year olds with caregiver. A joyful way for children to explore creative movement and develop physical skills, learn yoga poses through active imagination and creatively channel energy by following movement instruction and practicing calming moments.

    August 1 Yoga with Miss Kim presents Lil' Yogis for 3 to 5 year olds with caregiver. A joyful way for children to explore creative movement and develop physical skills, learn yoga poses through active imagination and creatively channel energy by following movement instruction and practicing calming moments.

    August 8 Eastern Connecticut Ballet presents Creative Movement Classes for 3 to 5 year olds with a caregiver. This forty-five minute class is an introduction to creative movement for young ones. We will read a book to introduce a theme, followed by 35 minutes of movement! Due to space constraints, registration is required. Free and open to the public. Register for this program on our EventKeeper calendar.

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

  • The Plein Aire Painters: Spring in Southeastern Connecticut

    Exhibit open from May 2 to May 25

    Local artists showcase their work in the Ames Room!

    The Plein Aire Painters is the name of an exhibit that will feature artwork by the members of the Stonington-based Loose Association of Plein Air Artists.

    They are a group of painters who work in the open air, capturing the effects of light and atmosphere in oils, pastel, and watercolor.

    The show will feature landscapes celebrating scenery in Stonington, Mystic, and more, with an emphasis on the beauty of Spring as it unfolds in Southeastern Connecticut.

    This exhibit is free and open to the public; please call ahead to check the availability of the room.

  • Legal & Financial Planning for Alzheimer’s Disease

    Wednesday, June 13 from 10 to 11:30 am

    Sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association of CT for Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month, the MNL will host this talk led by Attorney Wade Jensen.

    If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, the time for legal and financial planning is now. This program is for anyone who would like to know more about what legal and financial issues to consider and how to put plans in place.

    Topics covered will include:
    • Making legal plans that fit your needs
    • How to find legal and financial assistance
    • Practical strategies for making a long-term plan of care
    • Government programs that can help pay for care

    For more information, call the Alzheimer's Association 24/7 Helpline at 1-800-272-3900.

    Registration is required for this event; please sign up here.

  • The Friends of the MNL Silent Auction!

    Bidding Remains Open until June 2

    The Friends of the Mystic & Noank Library is holding their annual Silent Auction during the month of May, culminating at the Library Fair. Bidding closes on Saturday, June 2 at 2:00 pm.

    There are many wonderful items to bid on: restaurant and activity gift certificates, treasures from local stores, jewelry and much more! Thanks to our many generous local merchants whose donations and support are so important to our Library!

    Please support our Friends and your Library by bidding high and often!

  • Libraries Rock!: Science and Nature Series

    Thursdays starting June 28 at 2:00 pm

    Image of a book We know you'll want to take part in these free science programs at the Mystic & Noank Library this summer! Educational, entertaining, and fabulous family-friendly programs!

    June 28  Sciencetellers present “Wild West: The Mystery of the Golden Piano” 
    Grab your spurs and journey with us to the Wild West, where a legendary bank-robbing outlaw is back in town, about to strike again! After the Sheriff mysteriously vanishes, two young kids must saddle up to foil the great heist — but not before stopping a runaway train, escaping an abandoned mine shaft and discovering how a mysterious piano can play an ‘instrumental’ part in putting a rotten cowboy back behind bars.

    Throughout this absolutely wild adventure story, volunteers from the audience will help us explore the fascinating science behind chemical reactions, combustion, air pressure, inertia and more. Don’t miss this classic action-packed western with ‘notes’ of science! 

    July 5  Marvelous Marvin presents "Bugging Out"
    This program complete with great visuals, magic tricks, circus arts, a rhyming text and audience participation, "Bugging Out" is about unique bug habits, a little bug archaeology, a section on worms and their importance to the world, dragonflies, bees, stink bugs, mosquitos, and more! And to finish Marvelous Marvin encourages children to play outside and utilize the outdoors as their own science class.

    July 12 Justin Mazz presents "Problem Solving Science"
    Can water defy gravity? Can you make candy fly? When was the last time your audience had giant smoke rings flying over their heads? Do you want to see 8 kids get turned into a giant human musical instrument?

    July 19 Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center  presents "Rock'n Nature"
    Learn about all the animals who sing in nature. Meet live birds, insects and frogs, listen to their amazing sounds and try to imitate them.

    Generously funded by Dime Bank Foundation and the Friends of the Mystic & Noank Library.

  • Roode Memorial Concert Series: Seat Of Our Pants

    Thursday, June 21 from 7-8 pm at the Union Baptist Church (Doors Open at 6:30 p.m.)

    Come Listen to Great Acoustic Folk Music Played by the SOOP Quartet!

    This event will be hosted by the Union Baptist Church, 119 High St, Mystic, CT, 06355.

    We are delighted to present the 3rd Annual Concert Series this spring to celebrate long-time Mystic resident Agnes Roode, who passed away in 2014, and her love of music. The series is generously sponsored by the Roode family and friends.

    Our third concert of the 2018 series will feature a group of modern folk musicians known as Seat Of Our Pants (SOOP). SOOP has been playing their own brand of contemporary acoustic folk by the “seat of their pants” since 2011, and having a whole heck of a lot of fun doing it…but don’t let that name fool you. Humble beginnings and word of mouth accolades have propelled them to venues throughout Connecticut and beyond, rapidly making them a household name on the Americana scene.

    They feature Mark Hall on lead vocals and cajon, Michael Frantzen on fiddle, Jeff Gorman on bass, and Carolyn Brodginski on lead vocals and whichever stringed instrument she decides to bring along for the night. Their songs are heartfelt and humorous, and harmonies are heavenly. With the perfect combination of acoustic instruments and band chemistry, they blend musically and genuinely enjoy performing together leaving audiences feeling they were a part of a something special.

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



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