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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.

  • Available Now! BrainHQ's free brain training app!

    BrainHQ!BrainHQ is an exciting new online brain training tool!

    Generous funding provided by the Mystic Rotary Club and the Library's Kroeger Porter Fund.

    Start Training Your Brain Today!

  • 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!

    Lapsit
    Session One: Wednesdays @ 10:15 am
    Session Two: Thursdays @ 10:15 am

    Toddlers
    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

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    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, February 24: Musical Zentangles inspired by our On Another Note: the Intersection of Art and Music Exhibition on view until April 11th

    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. 

     

  • Winter Movie Matinees

    Saturday, February 24

    Image of The Monster Truck Movie cover.The library will be continuing its Winter Movie Matinees! Stop by the library every Saturday at 3:00 pm for new movies appropriate for the whole family. The matinees will take place in the Ames Meeting Room. Bring your snacks!

    Saturday, February 24 - Monster Trucks (PG, 1h 44m)

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

  • Start the New Year Right with Mindfulness Meditation!

    NEW START DATE - Six Thursday Sessions, January 11 to February 15

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    Thursdays, January 11, 18, 25 and February 1, 8 & 15
    10:00 to 11:30 am

    These meditation classes, led by Kristin of Skillful Meanz, will present the foundations of a formal mindfulness practice.

    The classes will cover mindfulness of breath, of body, of thoughts, and of emotions, and will consist of some discussions and some guided meditations. The goal is to get you started on developing a personal practice of your own that you will continue long after the class is over.

    Registration is required for this free series of classes; please sign up here. Spaces are limited to 40 and attendance at the first session is mandatory for attendance at subsequent classes.

  • Friday Feature Films: Marshall

    Friday, February 23 at 3:00 pm

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    As part of our Friday Feature Films series, the Mystic & Noank Library will be holding a screening of the 2017 movie Marshall starring Chadwick Boseman and Josh Gad and directed by Reginald Hudlin. 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.

  • Young Engineers' Club

    Saturdays, March 10 to May 26 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

    There will be a Meet and Greet for YEC on March 3 at 11:00 am. All are welcome to drop by to meet the YEC instructor and ask any questions about the program and spring project.

    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  (11:00 am to 1:00 pm) and continues weekly through Saturday, 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!

     

  • ABCMouse is free at the library!

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    ABCmouse is a comprehensive digital resource for early learning from Age of Learning, Inc. The award-winning ABCmouse curriculum is designed to help young children (ages 2–8+) build a strong foundation for academic success. It is 100% educational, with more than 8,500 learning activities across all major subject areas - reading, math, science, social studies, art, and music.

    The website is child safe, featuring no advertising or external links, and it’s now free to use in this library!

  • Great Decisions Discussion Group

    Beginning March 2nd

    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 Presidents' Day

    Monday, February 19th, 2018

    The Mystic & Noank Library will be closed on Monday, February 19th in observance of Presidents' Day.

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

  • SCORE Workshop: Cost, Price and Profit

    Tuesday, February 27 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm

    SCORE, “Counselors to America's Small Business,” presents this workshop on excellent pricing practices!

    Cost and price are independent, yet together they determine your business success and profit. Pricing to be competitive and being profitable are not mutually exclusive. This workshop with SCORE Mentor Eric Munro explores how to develop costs and prices, separately, and avoid common pitfalls such as underestimating real costs, mixing your pricing message and trying to be the lowest price provider. 

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

  • AARP Driver Safety Classes at the MNL!

    The AARP Smart Driver Course, offered by AARP Driver Safety, is designed especially for drivers age 50 and older. The classroom course costs only $15 for AARP members and $20 for nonmembers. Attendees must bring their Driver's License to class. Each class will be 4 hours, with one scheduled break; participants should bring their own snacks or drinks.

    Patrons may choose from ONE of the dates below. Registration is required; please sign up by clicking on the date of your choice.


    Saturday, March 3, 10 am-2 pm
    Wednesday, May 23, 5 pm-9 pm
    Saturday, September 15, 10 am-2 pm
    Monday, October 29, 5 pm-9 pm

  • SBA Workshop: Starting Your Own Business

    Wednesday, March 21 from 6:00 - 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.

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

    Wednesday, March 21, 7:00 pm 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.

  • "Powerful Beyond Measure" with Cynthia Mazzaferro

    Tuesday, March 6 from 6:00 to 8:30 pm

    Writer and Spiritual Guru Cynthia Mazzaferro speaks at the MNL!

    Author of self-help book Powerful Beyond Measure and motivational speaker Cindy Mazzaferro is a recognized expert on bridging the science between spirit and our limitless human potential. She is a master energy practitioner and an authority on emotional clearing and energetic healing that addresses negative subconscious memory and emotional debris that impacts our health and human performances.

    Her passion is to assist people in their personal growth, establishing their inner and outer-health, and awakening their passion and purpose. Her ability to give intuitive readings and focus attention on what individuals need to hear is amazing and very powerful.

    This program is free and open to the public; no registration is required. Books will be available for purchase.

  • The Environmental Activism of Beatrix Potter

    Monday, March 12 at 7:00 p.m.

    Journalist and Scholar Tom Verde Gives a Talk on Beatrix Potter's Little-Known Conservationist Efforts!

    While English author Beatrix Potter went on to fame and fortune as a children’s book writer and creator of Peter Rabbit, her true passion was preserving the landscape that provided inspiration for her stories: the hills and farms of western England’s stunning and dramatic Lake District.

    Tom Verde will discuss how Potter, an active conservationist, practically single-handedly saved the Lake District from development and deforestation, using the proceeds of her books to fund her efforts.

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

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

    Beginning Friday, March 2nd, 2018

    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.



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