In keeping with its tradition, Stonington Garden Club recently sponsored five books for the library’s collection. Over many years, the garden club has remembered its late members by sponsoring the purchase of new gardening books for Stonington Free Library. The memorial titles feature a book plate … READ MORE
Did you miss a Thoughtful Thursday lecture? Don't worry you can enjoy some of our past presenters on our YouTube channel.
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.
Do you need access to the internet? We can help with that!
Check it out today to test all of your electronics! What is using all of your power?
HOOPLA IS HERE
What is Hoopla? Hoopla is a digital media service that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV!
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 will now be meeting outside of the library on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month and the others will be on Zoom.
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.
The Village Fair Book Sale is a significant fundraising event for SFL and many volunteers are needed. Please consider joining the fun as a volunteer for a shift, two, or more! We welcome your assistance with any of the volunteer activities that suit your abilities and schedule.
BATTLE OF STONINGTON 5K
The Annual Battle of Stonington 5k is back!! Register here today! Presented by DIME BANK and KELLEY'S PACE. Come join the great run. Register by July 31st for a discount.
ONE BOOK ONE REGIONThis year’s book is One Book One Region will be Interior Chinatown, written by Charles Yu. A virtual kickoff event on June 24 at 6:30 p.m., featuring
a presentation on the book’s themes by Ayako Takamori, assistant professor of East Asian Languages and
Cultures. 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
YOUTH SUMMER READING
We continue to have three levels of reading programs for children and teens: Littles is for children birth - age 5 Middles for those entering first through fifth grades Bigs for students entering grade six and older.
ADULT SUMMER READING
Adults age 18 and up can join our Adult Summer Library Challenge and enter to win great prizes!
GRAB AND GO STRESS BALLS
Come grab a stress ball kit! Ages 7 -14. While supplies last.
WEDNESDAY EVENING BOOK GROUP
Join us for a discussion of Inheritance by Dani Shapiro. "In the spring of 2016, through a genealogy website to which she had whimsically submitted her DNA for analysis, Dani Shapiro received the stunning news that her father was not her biological father." Email firstname.lastname@example.org for Zoom information.
Sunday Evening Lecture Series - Photographer Markham Starr
Local photographer Markham Starr on Barns of Connecticut. Registration is required.
We need your book donations to make our Village Fair Book Sale 2021 a success! Here are guidelines to help you sort through your books before you drop them off during our July drop off dates.
We are so proud to partner with the Stonington Community Center (COMO) to host the much loved BOOK SALE at the Village Fair on August 7th. We need your book donations to make this a success!
ONLINE AFTERNOON BOOK GROUP
Join us for a discussion of Hieroglyphics by Jill McCorkle on August 12 @ 2pm.
"Hieroglyphics reveals the difficulty of ever really knowing the intentions and dreams and secrets of the people who raised you." Email email@example.com for Zoom information.
SFL COMMUNITY OPEN MIC
Join the fun! If you want to share your talents please preregister with Brian to save your spot!
TEEN AROMATHERAPY - ZOOM
Learn about the power of aromatherapy. Preregistration required. Ages 10 and up.
THOUGTFUL THURSDAY - No Mistakes in Art with Lyman Allyn Art Museum
Sophia Gipstein Scirico, Outreach Coordinator from Lyman Allyn Art Museum, will guide us in drawing, and remind us that there are “No Mistakes in Art.” Registered participants will be able to pick up a supplies kit at the library.
AUGUST 2021 - FINE FREE Access for all. Did you know that Stonington Free Library is fine-free? We have waived overdue fines for the duration of the pandemic for adults, and youth cards have been fine-free for several years. Our digital/downloadable materials have always been fine-free. Now … READ MORE