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  • FREE Downloadable Audio Books and eBooks!


    • Connect to OverDrive to download a FREE title 24/7!
    • Over 10,000 eBooks - 8,000 audiobooks - new titles added each week!
    • All you need is a computer or mobile device and your library card!
  • 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

    Saturday, March 24 at 11:00 am

    Image of Phantom, a burnese mountain dog in front of the Mystic & Noank LibraryCome read to a pooch in the Children's Room!

    A program for young children entering first grade and up, ‘Sit! Stay! Read!’ offers an opportunity for both reluctant and enthusiastic young readers to read to a friendly listener!

    Sign-up here for a chance to read to Phantom, our Bernese Mountain Dog friend, or just stop by to say hello.


  • Spring Storytime registration has begun!

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

    The spring storytimes will begin the third week of March; register now using the links below!

    Session One: Wednesdays @ 10:15 am
    Session 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.

  • 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!

  • Teen Art Series

    Monthly at 1:00 pm

    Image of Lyman Allyn Art Museum logo.Stop by the Mystic & Noank Library for free art classes aimed at kids and teens age 10 and up. Classes will cover various mediums of art, from paint to sculpture. Art movements or current exhibitions taking place at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum provide new inspiration for each program.

    Saturday, March 24: Paintings inspired by famous female artists to accompany Women's History Month

    Saturday, April 28: Design Your Own Art Deco Poster inspired by the traveling NEH exhibtion Spirited: Prohibition in America, on view April 4-May25

    Saturday, May 19: Color Your Own Tote inspired by works from our permanent collection on view in American Perspectives

    This series is free and made possible as part of an outreach program with the Lyman Allyn Art Museum generously funded by the Mystic Rotary Club. Class size is limited; register through the library’s EventKeeper calendar. 


  • Family Movie Matinee: Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Saturday, April 21st

    Image of Star Wars: The Last Jedi cover.Join us at the library on Saturday, April 21st at 2:00 pm for a screening of the most recent Star Wars movie. he matinee will take place in the Ames Meeting Room. Bring your snacks!

    Saturday, April 21 - Star Wars: The Last Jedi  (PG-13, 2hr 32 min)

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

  • 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 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm 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!

  • Great Decisions Discussion Group

    Beginning Friday, March 2

    Image of Great Decisions bookletJoin us in a civil discussion of 8 timely topics for 2018.

    • The waning of Pax Americana?
    • Russia’s foreign policy
    • China’s geopolitics
    • Media and foreign policy
    • Turkey: a partner in crisis
    • U.S. global engagement and the military
    • South Africa’s fragile democracy
    • Global health issues

    According to the Foreign Policy Association, Great Decisions is America’s largest discussion program on world affairs. The program model involves reading the Great Decisions Briefing Book and meeting to discuss that week’s topic in a courteous and respectful group setting. No other prior knowledge or expertise is expected of participants.

    There is a $30 materials fee payable when you pick up your briefing book prior to the first session, or feel free to order you own copy via the Foreign Policy Association website. A reference copy of the Briefing Book is also available for in-library use for participants who do not wish to purchase their own copy.

    Learn more about the Great Decisions Discussion Program by clicking on the image above.

    Our group will meet on the following Fridays: March 2, 9, 16, April 6, 13, 20, 27, and May 4.

    Refreshments are served at 10:15, discussion begins at 10:30. Program ends at 11:45.

    Register today!


  • Library Closed In Observance of Good Friday

    Friday, March 30th, 2018

    The Mystic & Noank Library will be closed on Friday, March 30th in observance of Good Friday.

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

  • SBA Workshop: Starting Your Own Business

    Wednesday, March 21 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm

    Have you ever thought about starting a business? Doing it right from the start is a key to your success. A great place to start is this free seminar that helps point you in the right direction. Seminar will cover topics such as choosing a business name/structure, licensing, registrations, etc.

    Instructor: Lisa Powell, U.S. Small Business Administration
    . Registration is required; please sign up here.

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

    Wednesday, April 25, 7:00 pm at the Union Baptist Church

    RESCHEDULED! This event has been rescheduled from Wednesday, March 21st to Wednesday, April 25th at 7:00 p.m. at the Union Baptist Church.

    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. Prepared to be educated and entertained!

    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.

  • RESCHEDULED! "Powerful Beyond Measure" with Cynthia Mazzaferro

    Saturday, April 7, 2:00 to 4:30 p.m.

    Powerful Beyond Measure: Claim Your Power Within at The Mystic & Noank Public Library

    The Mystic & Noank Public Library will host an inter-active presentation called, “Powerful Beyond Measure: Claim Your Power Within” on April 7, 2018 from 2-4:30 pm.

    Cynthia Mazzaferro will be speaking and sharing amazing principles from her #1 Best Selling and International Book Award winner, “Powerful Beyond Measure: 3 Steps to Claim Your Power Within for a Happy & Healthy Life” This presentation demonstrates how our past is still impacting you today and how your self-limiting beliefs, behaviors and expectations are preventing you from living a positive and abundant life. You’ll be blown away to see the affects that negative thoughts, memories, emotions are having on your body and health and learn many techniques that you can readily apply in your life.

    Cynthia Mazzaferro is an inspirational best-selling author and transformational speaker in the field of self-development, personal growth, and responsibility. She is also a vibrational, intuitive energy practitioner, and Reiki Master. She coaches hundreds of high-profile clients and lives in Cheshire, CT.

    Cindy’s presentations always fill to capacity so please register early to hold your seat.  Please call the Library at (860) 536-7721 for more information. Event is Free and Open to the Public. Mazzaferro’s book, Powerful Beyond Measure will be available to purchase and Cindy will be happy to personally autograph them.

  • The Four C’s: Land and Ocean in Oil

    Beginning Friday, March 2

    Four self-taught artists showcase their work in the Ames Room!

    Carol Connor, Carrie Reynolds, Carole Erdmann and Carmel Bourneuf, four accomplished painters from the towns of Stonington and Groton who are collectively known as “The Four C’s,” will be displaying stunning oil paintings of various landscapes and seascapes at the Mystic & Noank Library! We invite everyone to come view and enjoy.

    This exhibit is free and open to the public; no registration is required. As this display is in our Ames Meeting Room, access may be limited at times due to programs in the room. Please call the library for more information.

  • Friday Feature Films: Darkest Hour

    Friday, March 16 at 3:00 pm

    As part of our Friday Feature Films series, the Mystic & Noank Library will be holding a screening of the 2017 movie Darkest Hour starring Gary Oldman and Lily James and directed by Joe Wright. Rated PG-13.

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

  • SCORE Workshop: How to Use QuickBooks to Manage Business Finances

    Thursday, March 29 at 10:00 am to 11:30 am

    SCORE, “Counselors to America's Small Business,” presents this workshop on using Quickbooks for financial management!

    You have started your own business, and you have bills to pay, customer sales to track, and taxes to file, requiring paper and more paper. If you have turned to QuickBooks™ for help as a new user, and find you need help setting up the program, this workshop is for you. Feel free to bring a laptop with Quickbooks loaded to follow along with the presenter, Intuit ProAdvisor Elizabeth Santaus.

    Registration is required for this event; please reserve a seat here.

  • March 2018 Tech Classes at the MNL!

    Sign up for a March tech class! Choice of either 10:15 am OR 5:30 pm session; 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, March 19 - Ancestry: Discover Ancestry, a website that allows you to trace your genealogy and create a family tree! Students will set up an account and locate others who may have ancestors in common.

    10:15 a.m.

    5:30 p.m.

    Monday, March 26 - Facebook Business Pages: Learn to use Facebook to promote your business, whether it’s a hobby gig or a full-time job! Find out about all the ways you can use a social media page to connect with your audience.

    10:15 a.m.

    5:30 p.m.

  • Books & Brew Kickoff

    Monday, March 26 at 7:00 pm

    Image of books and coffee

    Do you love reading? Do you love coffee? This event is for you! Come talk about books that matter with the Mystic & Noank community.

    We invite you to the kickoff event of our new book group Books & Brew in the Ames Room. This March we will be discussing Elena Ferrante's My Brilliant Friend

    Books & Brew is free and open to the public; no registration is required.

  • Twelfth Annual Edible Books Festival!

    Sunday, April 8, 2018 @ the Groton Public Library

    What is an edible book? It can look like a book, pun on a title, refer to a character, or just have something to do with books – whatever the inspiration, it must be edible.

    How does it work? Just search online for “edible books” and you’ll find pictures, ideas, and history of the International Edible Books Festival. There are clever ideas, terrible puns, and some quite simple presentations—one will surely inspire you to create your own edible book!

    Who can enter? Everyone is invited to create an edible entry—you can enter as a book group, family, or on your own!  Here are a few rules:

    1.   It has to be edible.

    2.   It has to have a book connection in form or theme.

    3.   It has to be in good taste as well as taste good.

            4.   You must submit the entry form to one of the Libraries by April 2.

    Who’s invited? The Edible Books Festival is a family event, free and open to the public. Beverages will be provided. Doors open at 1:15 p.m. for set-up; book viewing/ tasting and "raffle" begin at 1:30 p.m.!

    Please access the entry form here.

  • 17th Annual Honor Books Event

    12-5PM on Saturday, April 7 at Bank Square Books

    Please visit Bank Square Books (53 West Main Street) of Mystic on Saturday, April 7 (12-5PM) to browse through librarian-selected titles for adults and children. 

    Purchase one (or more!) for our Library collection to honor a friend or loved one. Each book you buy will have a custom bookplate created to record your donation. Your 'honoree' will get a notification that you've purchased a book in their name, the bookstore makes a sale, the Library gets 'your' book to add to its collection and you've made a charitable donation! Everyone wins! 

    This is a wonderful way to support the Library, a beloved local bookstore and honor a special someone. Plus, it is a perfect way to celebrate libraries and books during National Library Week (April 8-14)!  See you on Saturday, April 7! 

  • SCORE Workshop: Advanced QuickBooks™ - Desktop and Online

    Thursday, April 5 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

    SCORE, “Counselors to America's Small Business,” presents this workshop on how to use QuickBooks’ advanced interfaces.

    This workshop provides a comparison between QuickBooks Desktop and Online versions. We will set up a QuickBooks Desktop company from scratch, reviewing the setup preferences and decisions along the way. If time permits, we will also view preferences for a QuickBooks Online company to help those users understand their options as well. Feel free to bring a laptop with QuickBooks loaded to follow along with the presenter, Intuit ProAdvisor Elizabeth Santaus.

    Registration is required for this event; please reserve a seat here.

  • Essential Oils 101: The Basics of Essential Oils

    Monday, April 9 at 7:00 p.m.

    Katie Marquis talks about the wellness power of oils!

    Come, learn and experience the power of essential oils in a fun and relaxing environment.

    Our speaker will be Katie Marquis, a wellness advocate from the group Essentially Happy Oilers. Katie loves teaching others about the power of essential oils and helping people to live above the wellness line in all areas of their life.

    Her Facebook page is called the Essentially Happy Oilers, and this is where she posts her essential oil classes throughout the state.

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

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