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  • Winter Storytimes

    The library will be offering our regular storytime program this winter. Scheduled to meet weekly, these classes consist of stories, finger-plays, and crafts.

    The winter storytimes will begin the second week of January; 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.Get your game on with other kids and teens! Join casual tournaments and game with your friends.

    Gaming offers an outlet for creativity and problem solving, while the Library provides an atmosphere of community and sharing. 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.

    Thursday, December 28Hand painting canvas tote bags!
    Saturday, January 27Sculpt your own coral reef! inspired by The Coral Reef Project by Tekla Zweir.

    This series is free and made possible as part of an outreach program with the Lyman Allyn Art Museum. Class size is limited; register through the library’s EventKeeper calendar. Exercise your brain and create!


  • Family Holiday Movie Matinee: Home Alone

    December 16 at 3:00 pm

    Image of Home Alone movie cover.Stop by the library for a holiday movie! We will be showing Home Alone (1990) rated PG, 1 hr. 43 min; appropriate for children of all ages. The movie will take place in the Ames Meeting Room.

    Bring your snacks!

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

  • Support the Future. Buy a Chair!

    Help us upgrade our Children's Room with items like these!

    These are some items on our 'wishlist' of ideas! We dream of comfy seating, colorful displays, efficient and stylish work spaces to better serve you... help us renovate our very busy areas for young patrons of all ages with a gift today!

    Image of a children's bookshelf. Image of adaptable children's table and chairs.
    Image of children's table and chairs. Image of colored wall mounts for books.
    Image of colored stools.

    Image of padded reading chairs.


  • Closed for the Christmas Holiday!

    Image of Happy Holidays message!

    The Mystic & Noank Library will be closed on Monday, December 25 in observation of the Christmas Holiday.

    We will resume our normal hours on Tuesday, December 26.

    You can return your books and media in our outdoor book drop during closed hours.

    Have a happy holiday!



  • PeaceLove Workshop: Mandala Poetry

    RESCHEDULED -> Tuesday, January 30 at 6:30 pm

    Art of flame & text overlaid on painting.

    PeaceLove, a Rhode Island-based art studio with a nationwide mission, is changing how people think about mental health. It provides expressive arts programming to help individuals and communities create peace of mind.

    Julianne Johnson of Mystic River Residential Care, who supports PeaceLove's artistic efforts, has created such a program for our community with her new offering: Mandala Poetry. Students will learn to make Mandala Poetry that is as visually stimulating as it is emotionally expressive. Patrons must be 15 years or older in order to participate - seats are limited to twelve.

    Registration is required; please sign up here.

  • Annual Giving Tree

    Through Monday, December 11

    Image of a Christmas TreeOur Giving Tree is on display -- won't you support a local family this holiday with a gift? Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center and Groton Social Services provide us with lists of recommended gifts for less fortunate families in the area. 

    You may take a tag and purchase a new, unwrapped gift of that type, and bring it to the front desk at the library by December 11. Thank you for your participation!


  • Fabulous Fakes Art Exhibit

    Tuesday, December 5 – Saturday, January 6 2018

    Image of a plein aire watercolor of recreational sailboats by the shore.

    The Plein Aire Painters showcase their work in the Library’s Ames Room!

    The Stonington Plein Aire Painters, a group of local artists led by Carmel Bourneuf, are displaying their art in the Mystic & Noank Library’s Ames Room throughout December and early January. The pieces they present mimic great works by artists like Cassatt and Monet. Please stop by 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.

  • Food for Fines! December 2017

                                      Iamge of the Food Drive logo.

    It’s the month of giving! This year, the Mystic & Noank Library and Groton's Bill Memorial Library are partnering together to collect food for our neighbors in need.

    Bring nonperishable, unexpired food items to either library and, in exchange, you will pay off your fines! Your donation must be worth roughly the same value as your fine in order to have the fee completely forgiven.

    Please note - food donations cannot be used for lost or damaged material fees.

    You may make multiple donations; you may also make donations even if you don’t have any fines!

    Donations collected will be divided between the Food Pantries at Groton Human Services and the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center.

    Thank you for your support!

  • The Polar Express arrives in the Children's Room!

    For the month of December

    Image of the Polar Express model train.

    The Polar Express has arrived! Stop by the library during regular library hours to make the Polar Express puff and toot its way around its bustling winter village. 

  • Carol-o-grams

    Friday, December 15 at 3:30 pm

    Graphic of children caroling.Members of the Stonington High School Chamber Choir will be returning to the library to share their Carol-o-grams with library patrons. All are welcome to come and enjoy the caroling. Hear your favorite holiday songs and sing along!

  • Winter Movie Matinees

    December through February

    The Emoji Movie cover.The library will be continuing its Winter Movie Matinees starting December 30! 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!

    Friday, December 29 - The Emoji Movie (PG, 1h 26m)
    Saturday, December 30 - Deep (PG, 1h 32m)
    Saturday, January 6 - Spark: A Space Tale (PG, 1h 26m)
    Saturday, January 13 - The Boss Baby (PG, 1h 37m)
    Saturday, January 20 - Despicable Me 3 (PG, 1h 30m)
    Saturday, January 27 - Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (PG, 1h 31m)
    Saturday, February 3 - Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (PG, 1h 29m)
    Saturday, February 10 - Smurfs: The Lost Village (PG, 1h 30m)
    Saturday, February 17 - The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature (PG, 1h 31m)
    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.

  • Tech Drop-In Day at the MNL!

    Saturday, January 6 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

    Have an iPad and want to know how to download apps or e-books? Receive a holiday gift of a Smartphone and eager to learn about all of its features?

    Stop by MNL to learn how to use your new device, including how to select e-books, search for and download apps, navigate the settings, and find the answers to all of your tech queries! Any device is welcome; you may also bring in questions even if you don't have a portable machine.

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

  • Start the New Year Right with Mindfulness Meditation!

    6 Thursday Sessions, January 4-February 8, 2018

    Six Weekly Sessions
    January 4, 11, 18, 25 and February 1 & 8
    10:00-11:30 a.m.

    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.

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