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  • Sit! Stay! Read! with Phantom

    Various Saturdays

    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, Oct. 27 from 11:00 am - 12 noon

    Saturday, Nov. 17 from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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

  • Fall Storytime registration has begun!

    We are offering storytimes 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
    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

    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.

  • Connecticare Information Session with Diane Patterson

    October 26 at 2:00 pm

    New to Medicare? Want to understand Medicare Advantage? 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 conducted by a licensed sales agent, 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, retiring soon, or retired, 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.

  • College Readiness Series

    Various Mondays at 6:30 pm in the Ames Room

    Pen and notepadAre 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.

    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.

  • 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!

  • Second Annual Art Silent Auction

    Monday, October 1 - Saturday, October 27, 2018

    We are “Dizzy” with the number and variety of art that we have to offer for the MNL's Second Annual Art Silent Auction! We have sports, birds, portraits and landscapes; prints, photographs, needlework and drawings.

    Bidding starts after set up October 1.  Each piece will have a number and corresponding bid sheet in notebooks on the counter in the Ames Room.  There is a starting bid for each piece and we ask that you increase by at least $1.00.  Bids will be accepted until closing Saturday, October 27.  Winners will be notified.

    All proceeds will benefit the Friends of the Mystic & Noank Library.

  • The MNL Hosts Two Medicare Information Sessions!

    Thursday, Oct. 11 and Thursday, Oct. 18, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

    Looking for a fun, no-pressure way to learn more about Medicare? Join us at one of these upcoming events. We’ll answer any questions you have about Medicare, and tell you about the benefits of a plan from UnitedHealthcare.®

    Bring your friends. Bring your neighbors. And bring your questions.

    There is no obligation or cost to attend. Seats are limited; reserve your seat by calling today.

    203-887-8914, TTY 711

    Pre AEP Medicare meeting
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm, Ames Room

    Annual Enrollment Period
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm, Ames Room

    Licensed Sales Representative Diane Zieminski will be present with information and applications!

  • Heartfulness Meditation Series with Marsha Thompson

    Fridays at 10:30 am, October 12 - November 23

    Join us for this exciting new Meditation series at the Library! The class, which will go for an hour and a half, will meet at 10:30 am for 7 weeks on the following dates:

    Friday, October 12th

    Friday, October 19th

    Friday, October 26th

    Friday, November 2nd

    Friday, November 9th

    Friday, November 16th

    Friday, November 23rd

    Heartfulness is a simple and natural path of heart-centered wellness that fosters balance, peace and wellbeing. The introductory practices include a relaxation exercise and a Heartfulness meditation.  With continued practice, Heartfulness can enable you to achieve inner transformation.   

    Come experience guided Heartfulness relaxation and meditation with Marsha Thompson, a practitioner and certified trainer who enjoys sharing her practice with one and all who have interest. All participants should bring a journal and a copy of The Heartfulness Way by Kamlesh Patel, available for sale at Bank Square Books.

    Registration is required for this program; please visit the Event Calendar tab to sign up.

  • October 2018 Tech Classes @ the MNL!

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


    Monday, Oct. 1: Social Media Marketing - Learn how to use Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites to promote your business and advertise your services! Find out about all the ways you can use a social media page to broadcast yourself and find your audience.

    Morning Session - 10:15 am

    Evening Session - 5:30 pm


    Monday, Oct. 15: Blogging for Beginners - Learn how to create a great blog through Blogger, Tumblr and other blogging platforms and connect it with social media and the web! We will also look at samples of notable blogs and discuss best blogging practices and privacy.

    Morning Session - 10:15 am

    Evening Session - 5:30 pm


    Monday, Oct. 29: iPads and iPhones - Learn about the settings and navigation of these great devices and the many other features they have in common, as well as the many services, functions and apps unique to each!

    Morning Session - 10:15 am 

    Evening Session - 5:30 pm 

  • The MNL Co-Screens the First Annual Mystic Film Festival!

    Friday, October 19-Sunday, October 21, 9:30 am to 10:00 pm

    The Mystic & Noank Library will be holding movie screenings for the first annual Mystic Film Festival from Friday, October 19th to Sunday, October 21st! The Library will be co-screening the festival's selections alongside Mystic Luxury Cinemas, which will showcase their own set of films in their theaters. Please visit the MFF 2018 website for a complete listing of film times, titles and locations.

    Interested? Get your tickets for Mystic Film Festival 2018 screening events here.

    We are very excited to be a part of this festival, and we hope to see you at the movies!

  • Fall Outdoor Volunteer Day @ the MNL!

    Saturday, October 20th, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

    Our semi-annual outdoor volunteer day at the MNL is here!

    Bring along rakes, shovels, other yardwork tools and a good attitude to help us tidy up around the Library in anticipation of the winter months! The MNL needs assistance to keep the building and its grounds clean, orderly, and pleasant for everyone to use.

    (Indoor cleaning tasks will be available in case of inclement weather.)

    If you are interested in volunteering, please register here or sign up at the library's front desk.

    We look forward to seeing you there!

  • MNL 125th Anniversary Program: An Evening With The Gillettes!

    Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 7:00 p.m. at the Union Baptist Church.

    The Nivers Give a Performance about the Gillette Family, Gillette Castle, and Sherlock Holmes!

    Not only do Harold and Theodora Niver talk about William & Helen Gillette, they become the Gillettes, flitting back and forth between being presenters and portrayers.

    Who was William Gillette? What was his connection to the greatest fictional detective of all time? Was Sherlock Holmes fact...or fiction?

    Since both Harold and Theodora are professional musicians, you will also hear several songs from the English Music Hall era.

    Be prepared to be educated and entertained!

    Local writer Jim Bennett, the author of two mysteries about William Gillette, will hold a book signing at this event.

    It will be hosted by the Union Baptist Church, 119 High St., Mystic, 06355.

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

  • November 2018 Tech Programs @ the MNL!


    The Mystic & Noank Library will be offering two technology programs for the month of November!


    Android Smartphones and Tablets: A Tech Class! - Monday, November 5th
                                                                                                                                                                                           Eager to learn to use one of these great, highly customizable devices? Attend this class and learn all about your portable machines, including their settings and navigation, as well as the differences between various types, and how to tailor each one with apps, services and other features to suit your personal needs and interests.


    Choice of either 10:15 am OR 5:30 pm session; attendees should provide their own devices. Registration is required; please sign up for the session of your choice below.


    Morning Session - 10:15 a.m.


    Evening Session - 5:30 p.m.



    Cyber Security for the Holiday Season: A Tech Seminar!

    Wednesday, November 14 from 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm.


    Shopping for the holidays can be stressful, and, if you're not aware of all the online scams and fraudulent websites out there, potentially dangerous! Protect yourself and enjoy a safe shopping season by attending this special seminar on how to avoid identity theft, hackers, false proprietors and more by learning to identify the many, many different forms of fraud, as well as what best financial practices on the web look like.


    You will also learn how to tell when Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals aren't all that meet the eye. We hope you will join us for this fun, one-of-a-kind program on staying safe online during the holiday season!


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

  • CHEERS to 125 years!

    Please join us... 

    for a cocktail party fundraiser in support of 

    the Mystic & Noank Library

    Thursday, November 15

    5:30-7:30 p.m.

    Cocktails, Hors d'oeuvres and Delicious Autumn Fare

    The Mystic & Noank Library | 40 Library Street, Mystic

     The Mystic & Noank Library is a vibrant and vital resource to our Mystic communities encompassing Groton and Stonington, where knowledge and culture flourish and everyone is welcome. 

    As we celebrate our 125th anniversary and our incredible growth to nearly 100,000 patrons visits and over 700 program offerings a year, this special evening of fun, food and fundraising will help ensure that our beloved community treasure will continue to prosper and grow for all to enjoy for many years to come.

    Tickets are $125 per person.  

    Sponsorships are available.

    We look forward to seeing you on November 15.

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