A few years ago, we asked the community what they wanted from the Library. The answer was more access! Since then, our efforts have focused on giving our community just that. More access to materials, more programming, and more library services. First, we expanded our digital library - giving … READ MORE
SUNDAY EVENING LECTURE SERIES
Did you miss one of our great Sunday Evening Lectures? Don't worry you can enjoy our past lecturers on our YouTube channel.
Check it out today to test all of your electronics! What is using all of your power?
Did you miss a Thoughtful Thursday lecture? Don't worry you can enjoy some of our past presenters on our YouTube channel.
KEEPING EVERYONE HEALTHY
SFL staff will continue to wear masks inside the library and ask that all visitors do the same. Our patrons include a younger group that is unable to be vaccinated at this time. In order to set an example for them, and in an abundance of caution to be sure that they and others unable to be vaccinated are safe, we ask that all patrons continue to wear masks.
ONE BOOK ONE REGIONThis year’s book is One Book One Region will be Interior Chinatown, written by Charles Yu. Stonington Free Library will hold book discussions about Interior Chinatown at its regular book group meetings on September 1 and September 9. Visit onebookoneregion.org to register and learn more about upcoming programming.
Join our friends at Sift Bake Shop for this celebratory weekend and launch of a new cookbook! A portion of the proceeds will support operations and programming at SFL.
We now have WiFi inside and outside the building. It is easy to connect and no password required.
We now have a used book sale shelf! It is located with other SFL merchandise such as notecards, t-shirts, stickers, and more.
FALL BOOK GROUPS
Are you reading the same type of books and don’t know what to try next? The Stonington Free Library’s book groups are a great way to broaden your reading tastes and discuss books that will make you think, feel, and ask questions!
We will learn how to draw a box turtle. While you can work in whatever medium you have at home, we will cover drawing in pencil for shape, proportion and contour, with recommendations of how to add color in pastels or watercolors. This class is suitable for all levels of artists, intended for adults.
Stonington Free Library is sponsoring a book discussion of Educated by Tara Westover at Stonington Human Services on September 17th from 12-1. Call Human Services at 860-535-5015 or email email@example.com with any questions.
STORY TIMEListen to Mrs. Frey read books on our YouTube channel! Great stories, nice entertainment for our little library visitors.
Knitters/crafters of all skill levels welcome. Please bring projects you are working on. This will be a laid back meeting of knitting/crafting, sharing and asking for advice.
We have a month of spooky fun available on Beanstack for ages 2 - 8! Register on app and enjoy songs, crafts, videos and books. Sept. 27 - Nov. 1
THE PALACE PROJECT
Palace is a free app replacing SimplyE and RBDigital. The app allows library patrons to access free ebooks and audiobooks from the Digital Public Library of America and additional collections.
SUPPORT US - BUY A BAG
For the month of September 2021, Stonington Free Library will receive a $1 donation from each purchase of the $2.50 reusable Community Bag at the Stop & Shop store located at 91 Voluntown Road, Pawcatuck CT.
SFL COMMUNITY OPEN MIC
Join the fun! If you want to share your talents please preregister with Brian to save your spot!
NATIONAL VOTER REGISTRATION DAY
If you are 17+ and need to register to vote, Stonington Free Library can help! Register online or pick up a paper form at the library! Staff can assist you with any questions.
Beanstack is a digital way to participate in our Reading Challenges throughout the year. With Beanstack, you can track the books or minutes you read, log activities, and more. There are two ways to use Beanstack: with the free app or online.
The Third Annual Stonington Borough Art Walk is Saturday, September 18 from 10 am - 3 pm.
NATIONAL LIBRARY CARD SIGN UP MONTH
If you live or have property in the Town of Stonington, including Pawcatuck, Old Mystic, and the Stonington side of Mystic, Stonington Free Library is your hometown library!
CHARTER OAK GIVE AWAY
Charter Oak is matching all qualified* charitable donations YOU make between Tuesday, August 21, 2021 and Wednesday, November 24, 2021. We hope this matching program will inspire you to donate to Stonington Free Library. Charter Oak Credit Union will match up to a maximum of $500 per member.
READING CHALLENGES Beanstack is a digital way to participate in our Reading Challenges throughout the year. With Beanstack, you can track the books or minutes you read, log activities, and more. There are two ways to use Beanstack: with the free app or online with your library’s unique web … READ MORE