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December 6 -12

Digital Program: Guided Paint Night

Monday, December 6 from 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM

Take a break from your weekly routine to join the Library for a cozy virtual paint night featuring Pam's Picassos. Paint a lovely winter scene with a brilliant red cardinal with step by step instruction by Pam Halligan via Zoom. All paints and materials included in a grab & go kit available at the library by registering.

There are limited spots for this program. You must be able to pick up your kit at the Library by Saturday, December 4 and attendance of the program via Zoom Monday, December 6 at 6 PM is required. Please make sure you can attend (and pick up your kit) before you register. 

Registration is required to attend this program. You will receive a Zoom invitation the morning of the program.

Register Here

 

Free Math Help

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 2:30 PM  -  4:00/5:00 PM

Linda Johansen, "Ms. J", is a recently retired high school math teacher who coached her school district's highly successful middle school MathCounts and high school math league teams. She is able to assist with all subjects from elementary school math to trigonometry and precalculus. 


If math is obtuse to you, stop by and look for the woman with the green "Math Help" sign Tuesdays thru Thursdays from 2:30pm till 4:00 or 5:00 pm - she'll set you right!

 

Digital Program: Guided Somatic Mindfulness Meditations

Tuesday, Dec 7 from 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM

Enjoy being guided in a 30 minute body centered meditation practice to help increase your skills in focusing, rest, self-compassion and gratitude.

Pamala Lewis has been studying Eastern and Western approaches to meditation and enjoys the benefits of a dedicated daily sitting practice for more than 25 years. She co-leads the New London Community of Mindfulness, guides 2 weekly Zoom groups, and offers individual coaching sessions in Somatic Mindfulness Meditation. Pamala also offers Somatic Mindfulness Meditation along with Back Yoga outdoors through the summer months.

This class is for beginners, those who might be struggling with mindfulness meditation and those who may enjoy a friendly, relaxed and body-centered approach to practice. 

Registration is required to attend this program. You will receive a Zoom invitation the morning of the program.

Register Here

 

Digital Program: Melt & Pour DIY Soap Making

Thursday, December 9 from 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM

Learn how to use Melt & Pour Soap Base to create personalized and holistic soaps for gifts, to accent guest bathrooms, and to enjoy for personal use. Enjoy tips and tricks from a Naturopathic soap supplier to spark your own creativity using holistic ingredients with health benefits like essential oils, herbs, and flowers. 

Kits will be available to pick up at the Mystic & Noank Library and will include a reusable soap base, melt &  poar soap base, a mica powder, essential oil, and a dried herb, mineral or flower to accent the variety of the hand soap bar you will be creating along with an insert on the items' health benefits in your kit.

This virtual class will allow participants to easily create custom melt & pour soap bars from home, alongside Naturopathic soap supplier and owner of Bear Fruit with Patience, Patience Clarke. She will be directly available to answer questions and provide personalized guidance and tips.

Registration is required to attend this program and space is limited. You must be able to attend the program on Thursday, December 9 at 6 PM to participate. A kit will be set aside for you once registered. You can pick it up at the Library before the program.

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December 13 - 19

Mystic & Noank History Book Club

Monday, December 13 from 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM

View the Library's most recent monthly eblast to see the current month's pick for the History Book Club. Multiple copies of the book are available at the Circulation desk. Our discussion will be held virtually on the Zoom platform. If you are interested in joining our discussion you must email Dana Semeraro to receive the Zoom link information.

Contact: Dana Semeraro: dssemeraro@gmail.com

 

Free Math Help

Tuesday, December 14 from 2:30 PM  -  5:00 PM

Linda Johansen, "Ms. J", is a recently retired high school math teacher who coached her school district's highly successful middle school MathCounts and high school math league teams. She is able to assist with all subjects from elementary school math to trigonometry and precalculus. 


If math is obtuse to you, stop by and look for the woman with the green "Math Help" sign Tuesdays thru Thursdays from 2:30pm till 4:00 or 5:00 pm - she'll set you right!


December 20 - 26

Mystic River Chorale Concert

Monday, December 20 from 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM

Join us for a free program of holiday music in our partnership with the Mystic River Chorale upstairs in the Spicer Reading Room. The Chorale will perform a short program of jazz and traditional a capella beloved carols in celebration of their renewed community outreach this season. The a capella program will last 45 minutes, with a few songs for audience participation. What could be better than caroling in the handsome and warm setting of the Library's reading room on a cold Advent evening? Learn more about the Mystic River Chorale on their website.

Registration is required to attend this program as seating is limited to 50. Masks must be worn by audience members.

Register Here

 

Free Math Help

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 2:30 PM  -  4:00/5:00 PM

Linda Johansen, "Ms. J", is a recently retired high school math teacher who coached her school district's highly successful middle school MathCounts and high school math league teams. She is able to assist with all subjects from elementary school math to trigonometry and precalculus. 


If math is obtuse to you, stop by and look for the woman with the green "Math Help" sign Tuesdays thru Thursdays from 2:30pm till 4:00 or 5:00 pm - she'll set you right!

 

New Book Conversation with Steven Slosberg

Wednesday, December 22 from  6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM

Join us for a conversation with local columnist and author Steven Slosberg about his newest book, Columnist: 45 Years of Having a Say. We will gather upstairs in the Spicer Reading Room in front of the fireplace.

About the Book:
"Slosberg quickly made a name for himself for literary and perceptive work... Slosberg's name became a household word among the Day's readers who either admired or were repulsed by his work."
"Slosberg's columns, which were often crafted with the tightness and symmetry of poems, would bring the newspaper both controversy and distinction in the next decade." 
- Gregory N. Stone in his book The Day Paper: The Story of One of America's Last Independent Newspapers. Published in 2000 by The Day Publishing Co., New London, Conn. 

About the Author:
Steven Slosberg lives in Stonington and worked as a reporter, editorial writer, copy editor, and columnist for The Day in New London, Conn., for more than three decades and lately has been writing weekly stories for The Westerly Sun in Westerly, R.I. During his career, he won the Horace Greeley Award for outstanding journalistic service from the New England Press Association, the Stephen A. Collins Award for public service reporting from the Connecticut Chapter, Society of Professional Journalists and first place awards from the National Society of Newspaper Columnists, the American Association of Sunday and Features Editors and the New England AP News Executive Association.

Registration is required to attend this program.

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December 27 - January 2

Digital Program: Food Explorers Baking Workshop for Kids! Ages 7 and Up!

Monday, Dec. 27 at 5:00 PM

Join Food Explorers to make homemade fudge two ways! You’ll learn how to make Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Fudge and Chocolate Peppermint Fudge from scratch.

You’ll need the following ingredients for these recipes: chocolate chips (2 cups), 1 cup white chocolate chips (or extra semi-sweet), 2 cans sweetened condensed milk, peppermint candy or candy canes, sugar, vanilla and flour. No special equipment required.

Exploring food encourages children to learn through sensory experiences, hands-on activities and working together to create delicious results.

Food Explorers provides children with the knowledge to make healthy choices for themselves. By combining nutrition education with cooking and hands-on food exploration, you'll have a Food Explorer in no time!

This is an online program. Registration is required to attend this program. You will receive a Zoom invitation the morning of the program. For families with children ages 7 and up. You only need to register one family member.

Register Here

 

Digital Program: Let's Draw Impossible Animals

Tuesday, Dec. 28 at 11:00 AM

Kids learn to draw impossible animals like a platypussycat, a bengalbunny, a koalabird and even a kangorillapig!

It's a fun interactive virtual cartooning program where award winning cartoonist Rick Stromoski shows you how to draw impossible silly creatures! For Kids in grades 3 - 7.

Register here

 

Free Math Help

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 2:30 - Close

Linda Johansen, "Ms. J", is a recently retired high school math teacher who coached her school district's highly successful middle school MathCounts and high school math league teams. She is able to assist with all subjects from elementary school math to trigonometry and precalculus. 
If math is obtuse to you, stop by and look for the woman with the green "Math Help" sign Tuesdays thru Thursdays from 2:30pm till 4:00 or 5:00 pm - she'll set you right!


January 10 - 16

Digital Program: Get Things Done the Easy Way with Time Management

Thursday, Jan. 13 @ 6:00 PM

Did you know that most New Year's resolutions are given up by mid January? Truth! Your goals go on and on, you don't have a plan, then, you get discouraged and pack it in until next year. Sound familiar? Learn how to get things done the easy way with simple time management skills, taught by our guest, professional organizer Ronni Eisenberg

You'll quickly learn the secret to prioritizing, time management myths that put you in a tizzy, and why multitasking doesn't work. You'll get a grip on your time and see where it goes, then, uncover how to allcoate it. Discover why aligning your time to your energy levels will help you get more done and finesse those overwhelming projects that swallow you up if you don't. Best of all, you'll be in control of your time and life and find more time for the things you actually want to do.

Registration is required to attend this program. You will receive a Zoom invitation the morning of the program.

Register Here

 

Digital Program: Food Explorers Cooking Class for Kids!

Saturday, Jan. 15 @ 3:00 PM

Join Food Explorers to make Muffin Tin Pizzas!

Exploring food encourages children to learn through sensory experiences, hands-on activities and working together to create delicious results.

Food Explorers provides children with the knowledge to make healthy choices for themselves. By combining nutrition education with cooking and hands-on food exploration, you'll have a Food Explorer in no time!

This is an online program. Registration is required to attend this program. You will receive a Zoom invitation the morning of the program. For families with children ages 7 and up. You only need to register one family member.

Register Here


January 17 - 23

Ten Key Steps to Organizing Your Home!

Thursday, Jan. 20 @ 6:00 PM

Join us with Sandra Wheeler, professional organizer and owner of For Peace of Mind, who will share key steps to getting more organized in your home or office. Learn steps to organize what you use and love and how to let go of the rest. See your spaces differently and repurpose them. 

Speaker Bio
Sandra Wheeler is a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers. She has earned her Specialist Certificate in Residential Organizing, Workplace Productivity and Life Transitions. Sandra served on the NAPO-CT Board from 2008-2016 and received the Founders Award for her contributions. Sandra also earned her Feng Shui Certification from the New England School of Feng Shui.

Registration is required to attend this program as space is limited. Masks must be worn by participants at all times.

Register Here


January 24 - 30

Diversity Reading Group: Hot Off the Press

Wednesday, Jan. 26 @ 5:30 PM

Join us for a reading group that seeks to bring attention to soon-to-be, or recently published, books of any genre written by less well-known authors from under-represented groups (eg people of color, LGBTQ, disabled or chronically ill, rural and economically disenfranchised, immigrants). During a quarterly meeting, participants will be expected to share their reviews of one book of their choice selected from Advanced Reader Copies (ARCs) generously provided by Bank Square Books. Participants will be encouraged to post their written reviews in newsletters, blog-sites, or other forums for the benefit of wider readers.

List of ARCs Available for January Meeting | Meeting Guidelines

Registration is required to attend this program. Masks must be worn at all times. 

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Photo & Memorabilia Organizing

Thursday, Jan. 27 @ 6:00 PM

Join us with Sandra Wheeler, professional organizer and owner of For Peace of Mind, to learn more about how to organize photos and memorabilia. Learn tips and tricks of the trade to think about your memorabilia, getting organized, and how to honor your past. This program will be held in-person, as well as livestreamed via Zoom.

Speaker Bio
Sandra Wheeler is a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers, where she has earned her Certifications in Residential Organizing, Workplace Productivity, and Life Transitoins. She is an active member of the NAPO-Connecticut Chapter, where she has served on the board for eight years. Sandra is also a Certified Feng Shui Pratitioner. 

Registration is required to attend this program as space is limited. Masks must be worn by participants at all times.

Register Here