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  • 1000 Books Before Kindergarten

    In the Children's Room!

    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 generous funding from the Groton Education Foundation.

  • Libraries Rock!: Sit! Stay! Read! with Phantom

    Various Saturdays

    Image of Phantom, a burnese mountain dog in front of the Mystic & Noank Library

    Sit! Stay! Read! offers an opportunity for both reluctant and enthusiastic young readers to read to a friendly listener!

    Come read to Phantom, our Bernese Mountain Dog friend (best for kids entering first grade and up) or just stop by to say hello!

    Saturday, June 16 from 12:00 noon - 1:00pm

    Saturday, July 14 from 11:00am - 12 noon

    Saturday, July 21 from 12:00 noon - 1:00pm

    Saturday, July 28 from 11:00am - 12 noon

    Sign up online (click on the date) or by calling (860) 536-7721.

  • Library Closed In Observance of Independence Day

    Wednesday, July 4, 2018

    Image of flag in window

    The Mystic & Noank Library will be closed on Wednesday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day.

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

  • Libraries Rock!: Terrific Tuesdays!

    Tuesdays, June 26 - July 31 at 2:00 pm

    Image of boy playing bongoJune 26 Magic by Scott Jameson
    Kick-off event at 2:00 pm!
    Join magician and juggler Scott Jameson on Tuesday, June 26 at 2:00 p.m. at the Mystic & Noank Library for an extraordinary performance that will have you laughing out loud and perched on the very edge of your seat. Umbrellas will be plucked from thin air, a drawing will come to life, basketballs will be spun and juggled, and a member of the audience will unlock telekinetic abilities. Don't miss it!

    July 3  Mostly Fur and Feather presented by Animal Show on the Go!
    A presentation of Mostly Fur and Feather, check out this animal extravaganza including a bird and other live furry friends!

    July 10 "The More We Get Together," a Campfire Style Sing-along with Guitar presented by Mary Jo Maichack!
    Old-time favorites such as “On Top of Spaghetti,” and more from other cultures, so we can feel appreciation and connection to others who all sing on this earth. Lyric sheets provided. Music makes our hearts beat as one.

    July 17 The Mr. Gym Show
    Performance focuses on movement based music for elementary age children. “Mr. Gym” uses his guitar, vocals, and puppets to engage his audience in learning and dancing!

    July 24 Rolie Polie Guacamole
    Join this award-winning "kindie" band from Brooklyn, NY for a high energy, interactive show that’s a mix of funk, rock and folk music mashed into original tunes about natural living, eating healthy and staying active!  This program was made possible by the Mystic Women's Club.

    July 31 Sing-A-Long with Nappy's Puppets
    How many of these songs do you know: Little Bunny Foo-Foo?, Five Little Ducks? The Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly? Five Little Monkeys Jumpin’ on the Bed? Jim Napolitano has gathered together the greatest Sing-A-Long songs of all time! Join in the fun as Nappy’s Puppets presents some of the silliest songs around.

    Generously funded in part by the Mystic Womens Club and the Friends of the Mystic & Noank Library -- thank you!

  • Libraries Rock!: Friday Family Movie Matinee

    Fridays, June 15 - August 17 at 3:00 pm

    Image of cover of Honey I Shrunk the Kids6/15 My Little Pony: The Movie (PG, 2017)
    6/22 Paddington 2 (PG, 2018)
    6/29 Coco (PG, 2017)
    7/6   Wonder (PG, 2017)
    7/13 Mulan (G, 1988)
    7/20 The Lego Ninjago Movie (PG, 2017)
    7/27 A Bug's Life (G, 1998)
    8/3   Matilda (PG, 1996)
    8/10 Lilo and Stitch (PG, 2002)
    8/17 Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (PG, 1989)

    Generously funded by the Friends of the Mystic & Noank Library -- thank you!

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

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

    Image of a girl playing instrument Creative Movement Classes - Presented by the Eastern Connecticut Ballet, 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.

    Creative Movement for 3 to 5 year olds with a caregiver:
    June 20
    August 8

    Lil' Yogis by Yoga with Miss Kim - 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. Sign up today!

    Lil' Yogis for 3 to 5 year olds with caregiver:
    June 27
    July 11
    July 18
    July 25
    August 1

    Generously funded by the Friends of the Mystic & Noank Library -- thank you!

  • Libraries Rock!: Lego Fun Fridays!

    Fridays, July 6 to July 27 at 10:30 am

    Image of blue legos Let's imagine, build, and create together!

    Stop by on Friday mornings in July to build with legos with your friends. Check out new challenges each week!

  • Libraries Rock!: Preschool Drop-in Storytimes!

    Thursdays, June 16 to August 16 at 10:30 am

    Image of baby readingJoin our librarians for a fun and interactive storytime for our youngest library patrons! We will feature new themes each week!

  • Great Orange Apes: A Talk By Katherine Meier

    Monday, June 18 at 7:00 pm

    Primatologist Katherine Meier speaks about her research on the great Orangutan and its larger ecosystem!

    Connecticut native Katherine Meier spent a year conducting wild primate field research in the heart of Indonesian Borneo. There she spent her days following wild orangutans and contributing to long-term research that focuses on the nutrition and health of these fascinating animals.

    Recently returned from the field, Meier has been eager to share her unique experiences. Her talk covers an overview of orangutan geography and biology. Through photos, videos, and stories, she shares the ups and downs of life as a field primatologist working in a tropical peat swamp. From fire ants to fatal fights, you'll leave this talk with a better understanding of one of the worlds most important ecosystems, its myriad biodiversity, and, of course, an intimate look into the wild lives of the world's only Asian great ape.

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

  • Libraries Rock!: 80s Teen Movie Nights!

    Various Tuesdays at 6:30 pm from July 3 to August 3 in the Ames Room

    July 3 Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (PG, 1981) 

    July 24 Labyrinth (PG, 1986)

    July 31 E.T. (PG, 1982)

    August 3 The Goonies (PG, 1985)

    Bring your own snack!

    Generously funded by the Friends of the Mystic & Noank Library -- thank you!

  • Libraries Rock!: Science and Nature Series

    Thursdays starting June 28 at 2:00 pm

    Image of a bookTake 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! 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 -- thank you!

  • 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 pm)

    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.

  • Libraries Rock!: Ready_Set_Code

    Wednesdays at 6:30 pm, July 18 to August 15

    Learn to code this summer using SCRATCH, a free program developed by MIT! Come to the Mystic & Noank Library every Wednesday evening at 6:30 pm for an introductory series on programming for ages 10 and up.

    Ready_Set_Code will run from July 18 to August 15 and will provide the knowledge necessary to program on your own. Personal laptops are not necessary, but very helpful. This program is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

    Sign-up today!

     

  • Libraries Rock!: Stop-Motion Animation Workshop

    Wednesday, July 11 at 6:30 pm

    Learn how to make fun stop-motion videos using an iPad and ordinary craft supplies at the Mystic & Noank Library!

    This workshop for kids will introduce them to stop-motion using a special animation technique that is very easy to learn as well as to teach others at home. Please bring an iPad if you have one. Great for ages 8 and up!

    This program is free and open to the public but class size is limited and registration is required.

    Sign-up today!

  • Libraries Rock!: Drum Ride with Bob Bloom

    Thursday, August 2 at 2:00 pm in the Ames Room

    Our library will sparkle! Bob Bloom is bringing a colorful cargo of drums for your heart and hands to enjoy at this hoot. You’ll take a drum ride with Bob Bloom as he drives high-octane songs that rock, roll, and boogie!

    Bob's audiences have drumrollicked at The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, New Haven International Festival of Arts and Ideas, OpSail New London, and the First Night Celebrations of Boston, Worcester, Westport, and Hartford.

    Generously funded by the Chelsea Groton Foundation - thank you!

  • Connecticare Information Session with Diane Patterson

    Tuesday, June 26 at 4:30 pm

    Turning 65? New to Medicare? Help is here!

    Understanding Medicare on your own can be difficult, but you don’t have to figure it out by yourself. Come to this ConnectiCare seminar and we’ll help you understand:

    • WHAT Medicare is and how it works
    • WHEN to sign up for Medicare
    • HOW you may be able to get additional benefits with a Medicare Advantage plan.

    Whether you’re still working or retiring soon, it’s time to find out if a ConnectiCare Medicare Advantage plan is the right option for you. You might be surprised at just how much you may save!
    The seminar is presented by Diane Patterson, a licensed insurance agent dedicated to educating and supporting Medicare members.

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

  • New Free Film Streaming Service

    Available June 11!

    Check out movies, videos, and films directly to your devices with Kanopy. You can stream from a collection of over 30,000 independent and documentary films, including videos from The Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, Media Education Foundation, and more.

    For instructions, check out our Kanopy page!

  • Libraries Rock!: College Readiness Series

    Various Mondays at 6:30 pm in the Ames Room

    Are you or your child getting ready for college? Take advantage of the library's free college readiness seminars that tackle the core challenges in applying to schools.

    Tackling the College Application Essay
    Monday, August 13 at 6:30 pm in the Ames Room
    With Emily Fry, Associate Director of Admission, Connecticut College and Holly Bogo, Assistant Director of Admission, Connecticut College.

    How to Pay for College
    Monday, October 22 at 6:30 pm in the Ames Room
    With W. Tom Polowy, MS Financial Advisor, Valark Financial Services.

    From Stress to Success
    Monday, November 5 at 6:30 pm in the Ames Room
    With Laurie Saunders, Senior Admissions Officer, University of Connecticut, Avery Point Campus

    The College Readiness Series is free and open to the public; no registration is required. Both students and their guardians are encouraged to attend.

  • Libraries Rock!: Teen Art Series

    Mondays starting July 2 at 2:00 pm in the Ames Room

    Paint brushes in canvas.Please join us for this fantastic series of art classes presented by our local art museums. Great for ages 10 and up! Class size limited.

    July 2 Pop Up Studio Art Program with the MMoA.

    July 9 Pop Up Studio Art Program with the MMoA.

    July 16 Artist Caryn Mickle from the Florence Griswold Art Museum presents How to Lay a Landscape - a two hour guided painting class for ages 10 and up!

    July 23 A hands-on art class exploring the relationsip between music and art presented by the Lyman Allyn Art Museum.

    July 30 Pop Up Studio Art Program with the MMoA.

    Generously funded by the Friends of the Mystic & Noank Library -- thank you!

  • Libraries Rock!: Yoga for Tweens & Teens!

    Tuesdays, July 10 to 31, from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

    Yoga with Miss Kim will lead an expressive and gentle yoga class each Tuesday with an emphasis on kindness, mindfulness and non-competition. Great for ages 10 and up! Register for for dates individually below.

    July 10
    July 17
    July 24
    July 31

    Generously funded by the Chelsea Groton Foundation - thank you!

  • Libraries Rock!: Twisty Kids, Creative Movement and Yoga for Kids!

    Wednesdays, July 11 to August 1, 11:15 am to 12 noon

    Twisty Kids is a fun and non-competitive approach to get kids moving. Great for ages 5 - 9 years old! Children learn creative movement concepts and yoga postures designed with kids' imagination and fun in mind. They will also learn relaxation techniques and practice mindfulness and respect for others in this class lead by Yoga with Miss Kim. Register for for dates individually below.

    July 11
    July 18
    July 25
    August 1

    Generously funded by the Chelsea Groton Foundation - thank you!

  • Kanopy: A New Tech Class!

    Monday, July 2nd; Choice of Either 10:15 am OR 5:30 pm Session.

    The Mystic & Noank Library is pleased to offer the popular on-demand film streaming service Kanopy for free! Your Mystic & Noank Library account offers 8 ‘credits’ per month, enabling you to play up to 8 titles per month.

    Films can be streamed from almost any device by downloading the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast or Roku. Links to Kanopy are also available from the MNL website.

    In order to learn how to use both the Kanopy website and the Kanopy app, try taking our new tech class about this great service. By the end of the course, you’ll be able to stream entertaining movies on any device you own for no cost whatsoever!

    Attendees should provide their own devices. Registration is required for this program; please use the links below to sign up:

    10:15 a.m.

    5:30 p.m.

    We look forward to seeing you there!



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