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  • Libraries Rock!: Sit! Stay! Read! with Phantom

    Various Saturdays

    Image of 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, July 14 from 11:00am - 12 noon

    Saturday, July 21 from 12:00 noon - 1:00pm

    Saturday, July 28 from 11:00am - 12 noon

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

  • Libraries Rock!: Terrific Tuesdays!

    Tuesdays, June 26 - July 31 at 2:00 pm

    Image of boy playing bongoJune 26 Magic by Scott Jameson
    Kick-off event at 2:00 pm!
    Umbrellas will be plucked from thin air, a drawing will come to life, basketballs will be spun and juggled, and a member of the audience will unlock telekinetic abilities. Don't miss it!

    July 3  Mostly Fur and Feather presented by Animal Show on the Go!
    A presentation of Mostly Fur and Feather, check out this animal extravaganza including a bird and other live furry friends!

    July 10 "The More We Get Together," a Campfire Style Sing-along with Guitar presented by Mary Jo Maichack!
    Old-time favorites such as “On Top of Spaghetti,” and more from other cultures, so we can feel appreciation and connection to others who all sing on this earth. Lyric sheets provided.

    July 17 The Mr. Gym Show
    Performance focuses on movement based music for elementary age children. “Mr. Gym” uses his guitar, vocals, and puppets to engage his audience in learning and dancing!

    July 24 Rolie Polie Guacamole
    Join this award-winning "kindie" band from Brooklyn, NY for a high energy, interactive show that’s a mix of funk, rock and folk music mashed into original tunes about natural living, eating healthy and staying active! This program was made possible by the Mystic Woman's Club--thank you!

    July 31 Sing-A-Long with Nappy's Puppets
    Jim Napolitano has gathered together the greatest Sing-A-Long songs of all time! Join in the fun as Nappy’s Puppets presents some of the silliest songs around.

    Generously funded in part by the Mystic Woman's Club and the Friends of the Mystic & Noank Library -- thank you!

  • Libraries Rock!: Friday Family Movie Matinee

    Fridays, June 15 - August 17 at 3:00 pm

    Image of cover of Honey I Shrunk the Kids6/22 Paddington 2 (PG, 2018)
    6/29 Coco (PG, 2017)
    7/6   Wonder (PG, 2017)
    7/13 Mulan (G, 1988)
    7/20 The Lego Ninjago Movie (PG, 2017)
    7/27 A Bug's Life (G, 1998)
    8/3   Matilda (PG, 1996)
    8/10 Lilo and Stitch (PG, 2002)
    8/17 Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (PG, 1989)

    Generously funded by the Friends of the Mystic & Noank Library -- thank you!

  • Libraries Rock!: Wednesday Morning Wiggles, Creative Movement and Yoga for Preschoolers

    Wednesdays, June 20 - August 8 at 10:30 am

    Image of a girl playing instrument Creative Movement for 3 to 5 year olds with a caregiver - Presented by the Eastern Connecticut Ballet, this forty-five minute class is an introduction to creative movement for young ones. We will read a book to introduce a theme, followed by 35 minutes of movement! Due to space constraints, registration is required. Free and open to the public.
    June 20
    August 8

    Lil' Yogis for 3 to 5 year olds with caregiver by Yoga with Miss Kim - A joyful way for children to explore creative movement and develop physical skills, learn yoga poses through active imagination and creatively channel energy by following movement instruction and practicing calming moments. Sign up today!
    June 27
    July 11
    July 18
    July 25
    August 1

    Generously funded by the Friends of the Mystic & Noank Library -- thank you!

  • Libraries Rock!: Lego Fun Fridays!

    Fridays, July 6 to July 27 at 10:30 am

    Image of blue legos Let's imagine, build, and create together!

    Stop by on Friday mornings in July to build with legos with your friends. Check out new challenges each week!

  • Libraries Rock!: Preschool Drop-in Storytimes!

    Thursdays, June 16 to August 16 at 10:30 am

    Image of baby readingJoin our librarians for a fun and interactive storytime for our youngest library patrons! We will feature new themes each week!

  • Libraries Rock!: 80s Teen Movie Nights!

    Various Tuesdays at 6:30 pm from July 3 to August 3 in the Ames Room

    July 3 Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (PG, 1981) 

    July 24 Labyrinth (PG, 1986)

    July 31 E.T. (PG, 1982)

    August 3 The Goonies (PG, 1985)

    Bring your own snack!

    Generously funded by the Friends of the Mystic & Noank Library -- thank you!

  • Libraries Rock!: Science and Nature Series

    Thursdays at 2:00 pm

    DimeBankCheck presentationTake part in these free science programs at the Mystic & Noank Library this summer! Educational, entertaining, and fabulous family-friendly programs!

    June 28  Sciencetellers presented “Wild West: The Mystery of the Golden Piano” 

    July 5  Marvelous Marvin presented "Bugging Out"

    July 12 Justin Mazz presents "Problem Solving Science"
    Can water defy gravity? Can you make candy fly? When was the last time your audience had giant smoke rings flying over their heads? Do you want to see 8 kids get turned into a giant human musical instrument?

    July 19 Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center  presents "Rock'n Nature"
    Learn about all the animals who sing in nature. Meet live birds, insects and frogs, listen to their amazing sounds and try to imitate them.

    Generously funded by Dime Bank Foundation and the Friends of the Mystic & Noank Library -- thank you!

  • Libraries Rock!: Ready_Set_Code

    Wednesday, August 15 from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

    Learn to code by using SCRATCH, a free program developed by MIT! Come to the Mystic & Noank Library on Wednesday, August 15 at 6:30 p.m. for an introductory workshop on programming for ages 10 and up.

    Ready_Set_Code will provide the knowledge necessary to start programming on your own. Personal laptops are not necessary, but very helpful. This program is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

    To sign up for this workshop, click here.

  • Libraries Rock!: Stop-Motion Animation Workshop Series

    Wednesdays, July 18 - August 8 from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

    Learn how to make fun stop-motion videos using an iPad and ordinary craft supplies at the Mystic & Noank Library!

    This workshop series for kids will introduce them to stop-motion using a special animation technique that is very easy to learn as well as to teach others at home. Please bring an iPad if you have one. Great for ages 8 and up!

    This program is free and open to the public but class size is limited and registration is required.

    To sign up for the July 18, July 25, August 1, and August 8 sessions, click here.

  • Libraries Rock!: Drum Ride with Bob Bloom

    Thursday, August 2 at 2:00 pm in the Ames Room

    Our library will sparkle! Bob Bloom is bringing a colorful cargo of drums for your heart and hands to enjoy at this hoot. You’ll take a drum ride with Bob Bloom as he drives high-octane songs that rock, roll, and boogie!

    Bob's audiences have drumrollicked at The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, New Haven International Festival of Arts and Ideas, OpSail New London, and the First Night Celebrations of Boston, Worcester, Westport, and Hartford.

    Generously funded by the Chelsea Groton Foundation - thank you!

  • New Free Film Streaming Service

    Now Available!

    Check out movies, videos, and films directly to your devices with Kanopy. You can stream from a collection of over 30,000 independent and documentary films, including videos from The Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, Media Education Foundation, and more.

    For instructions, check out our Kanopy page!

  • Libraries Rock!: College Readiness Series

    Various Mondays at 6:30 pm in the Ames Room

    Are 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.

    Tackling the College Application Essay
    Monday, August 13 at 6:30 pm in the Ames Room
    With Ben Brown, Assistant Director of Admission, Connecticut College.

    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.

  • Libraries Rock!: Teen Art Series

    Mondays starting July 2 at 2:00 pm in the Ames Room

    Paint brushes in canvas.Please join us for this fantastic series of art classes presented by our local art museums. Great for ages 10 and up! Class size limited.

    July 2 Pop Up Studio Art Program with the MMoA.

    July 9 Pop Up Studio Art Program with the MMoA.

    July 16 Artist Caryn Mickle from the Florence Griswold Art Museum presents How to Lay a Landscape - a two hour guided painting class for ages 10 and up!

    July 23 A hands-on art class exploring the relationsip between music and art presented by the Lyman Allyn Art Museum.

    July 30 Pop Up Studio Art Program with the MMoA.

    Generously funded by the Friends of the Mystic & Noank Library -- thank you!

  • Libraries Rock!: Yoga for Tweens & Teens!

    Tuesdays, July 10 to 31, from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

    Yoga with Miss Kim will lead an expressive and gentle yoga class each Tuesday with an emphasis on kindness, mindfulness and non-competition. Great for ages 10 and up! Register for for dates individually below.

    July 10
    July 17
    July 24
    July 31

    Generously funded by the Chelsea Groton Foundation - thank you!

  • Libraries Rock!: Art Therapy with Teens

    Monday, August 6 and August 13 at 2:00 pm in the Ames Room

    Art Therapy with Katie Ziskind, BS, MA, MFT, RTY500, ERTY200, Experiential Family Therapist in Niantic, Connecticut!

    Learn how to create serenity and balance from within during your 45-minute art therapy session. Complementing traditional talk with art and other experiential therapies can be highly effective for transformation.

    August 6
    August 13

    Rejuvenate your mind through creative expression. All teens welcome!

  • Libraries Rock!: Twisty Kids, Creative Movement and Yoga for Kids!

    Wednesdays, July 11 to August 1, 11:15 am to 12 noon

    Twisty Kids is a fun and non-competitive approach to get kids moving. Great for ages 5 - 9 years old! Children learn creative movement concepts and yoga postures designed with kids' imagination and fun in mind. They will also learn relaxation techniques and practice mindfulness and respect for others in this class lead by Yoga with Miss Kim. Register for for dates individually below.

    July 11
    July 18
    July 25
    August 1

    Generously funded by the Chelsea Groton Foundation - thank you!

  • Mystic: A State of Mind

    Tuesday, July 3 - Monday, July 30

    Mystic: A State of Mind is an 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.

    Their art show features paintings of Mystic and its surrounding area during the summer months, expressing the spirit of our lively town and capturing the beauty of its natural scenery.

    This exhibit is free and open to the public; please call ahead to check the availability of the room.

  • Adult Summer Reading @ the MNL!

    Monday, July 2nd - Monday, September 10th, 2018

    The MNL is delighted to announce its first-ever Adult Summer Reading Program! All patrons age 18 and up are welcome to participate.

    Although you can read anything you want, the MNL’s official (suggested) summer reading list will be PBS’ The Great American Read book list. You can access it here and on our new Goodreads Page.

    We will also have contests for three specific categories of reading achievement!
    There will be a contest for:

    • the greatest number of books read
    • the most books read off of the official list,
    • and the greatest number of pages read!

    There will be an exciting gift basket for the winner in each category!

    Registration is required; please sign up here or at the front desk of the library. You may register anytime during the course of the program!

    You can get your tracking form, where you will record the titles and number of pages of your books, from our website or at the Library’s front desk starting July 2nd.

    Those who wish to be eligible for a prize should submit their form by 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 17. You may email your forms to info@mysticnoanklibrary.org or submit them in person.

    We invite everyone to participate! You do not have to be a Mystic resident to sign up.

  • Grant Received from Chelsea Groton Bank

    What a Great Summer!

    The Library is proud to be a Spring grant recipient from the Chelsea Groton Bank Foundation! Allison Silva from Chelsa Groton presented Bill Turner, Board President of the Mystic & Noank Library with a $1,000.00 award on June 22 to help fund some of our family programs this summer. Thank you so much!

    We are excited to offer Take a Drum Ride with Bob Bloom on Thursday, August 2 (2:00 p.m.) and Twisty Kids Yoga classes with Miss Kim for kids and teens thanks to this funding! Visit M&NL soon--there is a LOT going on that you won't want to miss!  

    Chelsea Groton Bank presents grant award

  • The MNL is on Goodreads!

    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: www.goodreads.com/Mystic_Noank_Library

    If you would like help setting up your own Goodreads page, please contact the library at (860) 536-7721 or at info@mysticnoanklibrary.org.

    We look forward to hearing from you!

  • Libraries Rock: Animal Affair Petting Zoo!

    Thursday, July 26 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

    Animal Affair Traveling Petting Zoo will be visiting the Mystic & Noank Library for an afternoon of fun.  Join us and learn the proper way to hold and handle a variety of animals. Everyone is welcome to hold and snuggle these adorable animals!

    Generously funded by the Friends of the Mystic & Noank Library -- thank you!

  • Rolie Polie Guacamole

    Tuesday, July 24, 2 p.m.

    Join this award-winning "kindie" band from Brooklyn, NY for a high energy, interactive show that’s a mix of funk, rock and folk music mashed into original tunes about natural living, eating healthy and staying active! For more information about the band, visit www.roliepolieguacamole.com.

    Funding generously provided by the Friends of the Mystic and Noank Library -- thank you!

    members of Rolie Polie Guacamole



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