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

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

  • 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!

  • Harvest: A Year in Painting - Works of the Loose Association of Plein Air Artists

    Wednesday, October 31 - Friday, November 16

    Harvest: A Year in Painting is the title of an upcoming 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.

    This art show displays paintings which examine the beauty of our changing landscapes throughout every season of the annum, with pieces celebrating Winter, Spring, Summer, and especially Fall.

    The collection highlights the best work of the Plein Air Artists from the year of 2018 thus far.

    This program is free and open to the public; no registration is required. Please call ahead to check the availability of the Ames Room.

  • Friday Afternoon Feature Films!

    November 2nd - December 14th: Various Dates

    Enjoy four critically-acclaimed films on various Fridays at the MNL this Fall! Each screening will be held at 3:00 p.m. in the Ames Room of the library. Come join us!


    Dec. 7 - Chappaquiddick (2017, PG-13)

    Dec. 14 - Ocean’s 8 (2018, PG-13)

    No registration is required. Film screenings are free thanks to the generous support of the Friends of the Mystic & Noank Library.

  • Eastern Connecticut Woodturners Club: A Pottery Display!

    Wednesday, November 5th - Friday, November 30th

    The Eastern Connecticut Woodturners Club, a group that practices the fine art of woodturning, has lent us several beautiful pieces of wooden pottery to showcase in our display case for the month of November! Please stop by and enjoy these stunning works of art.

    The Woodturners meet once a month and provide demonstrations, hands-on instruction, and show & tell. They welcome new visitors and have been active in promoting the woodturning craft since December 2017.

    This exhibit is free and open to the public; no appointment is required.

  • CHEERS to 125 years!

    Thank you to our sponsors!


  • December 2018 Tech Classes @ the MNL!

    Announcing three tech classes for the month of December! 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 via the links below.

    Monday, Dec. 3:  Design Your Own Greeting Cards! - Create your own beautiful, personalized greeting cards for the holiday season using free programs on the web! By learning to use versatile design services like Inkscape and Canva, students will be able to make both digital AND print greeting cards for their co-workers, friends and family - all from the comfort of their own homes, without spending a penny!

    Morning Session - 10:15 a.m.

    Evening Session - 5:30 p.m.

    Monday, Dec. 10:  WordPress 101 - Create your own website or blog with this free online program that lets you build a completely customizable webpage! No coding required; thousands of templates allow you to design your own site as you like it. You'll be able to share stories, videos, photos and more with friends and family on a page that could range from a professional website to a just-for-fun blog!

    Morning Session - 10:15 a.m.

    Evening Session - 5:30 p.m.

    Monday, Dec. 17: Editing Your Photos Online - Learn how to fix up and edit your all of your family and holiday pictures using FREE online photo editors! These sophisticated web options allow you to perform most of the editing tasks a Photoshop program would, and additionally let you enhance, remix and sometimes even store your pictures, as well as easily share the completed results through social media!

    Morning Session - 10:15 a.m.

    Evening Session - 5:30 p.m.

  • The True Story Behind December 25: A Talk By Tom Verde!

    Wednesday, December 12 at 7:00 p.m.

    Journalist and scholar Tom Verde gives a talk on the historical significance of December 25!

    While December 25 is certainly one of the most recognizable dates in the calendar, was it actually the date of Jesus' birth? If so, how do we know, and if not, how was it determined? The talk explores the history behind the date of Christmas, as well as various traditions associated with a holiday that were at one time banned when the holiday was closely associated with riots than reverence.

    This talk is historical, not religious.

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

  • Library Programming/Marketing Coordinator

    Applications Due by December 15, 2018

    The Mystic & Noank Library seeks an enthusiastic and tech-savvy team player with strong writing and editing skills, an interest in library programming for adults and a commitment to the importance of the library in the community. This is a part-time position, 15+ flexible hours per week. Hourly rate is $17.00. Paid vacation time is accrued after 6 months.

    Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    Schedule, organize and implement adult library programs and exhibits and attend major library events.

    Support Director of Development in event planning, gift acknowledgements, and deposits. 

    Assist in digital communication and outreach.

    Other duties as assigned.

    Essential Skills:

    Effective and professional writing and verbal abilities with strong interpersonal skills are essential. 

    Successful candidate must be a reliable, self-motivated team player with an engaging attitude and commitment to excellent customer service.

    Discretion and tact when engaging with the Library’s loyal and vocal advocates (both existing and prospective) is required.

    Position requires advanced technology skills and the ability to multi-task.

    High school diploma and technology skills required. Prior library experience, college degree are a plus. Familiarity with publishing software (MS Office Suite including Publisher and Constant Contact) required.

    Send cover letter, resume and three professional references to: by December 15, 2018.  No phone calls please.

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