ADULT LIBRARY

KNITTING GROUP

Our Knitting Group meets every Wednesday from 1 to 3 pm at the Library. Knitters of all skill levels are welcome. Please bring projects you are working on. These are laid back meetings of knitting, sharing and asking for advice.

SUNDAY EVENING LECTURES

On the second Sunday of the month, from spring through early fall, experts from a variety of fields offer programs at the Library or at the La Grua Center. All lectures are free and open to the public. Check our events calendar for upcoming dates or enjoy past programs by clicking the link below.


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THOUGHTFUL THURSDAYS

A lecture series designed to deliver useful information on a variety of topics, from gardening to identity protection, genealogy and more. The series runs on select Thursdays from spring through early fall at 5:15 pm at the Library. Check our events calendar for upcoming dates or enjoy past programs by clicking the link below.

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MONTHLY BOOK GROUP

Come and join the conversation! Our monthly book group meets the second Thursday of the month at 2 pm at the Library. If you are interested in joining, simply stop by an upcoming meeting, call the Library, or email us. Check our events calendar for upcoming dates.


UPCOMING EVENTS

PNC BRANCH

Library volunteers run our Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center Branch every Wednesday from 10 to 11:30 am. Stop by to sign up for a library card, check out and request materials and receive basic tech help.

ONE-ON-ONE TECH HELP

Book a 30 minute appointment. Sessions held weekly on Fridays from 1-2 pm. Stop by, call or email us.

Adobe Creative Cloud Available at the Library

On Library Giving Day we received a generous offer from Sibby Lynch and Michael Schefers to fund a year’s subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud. This includes well-known programs such as Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, Acrobat and more.

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GrantStation Now Available at the Library

Thanks to funding from the Town of Stonington, the Library is now offering access to GrantStation. GrantStation provides grantseekers the opportunity to identify potential funding sources.

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J.D. McClatchy Memorial Corner

Our patrons and visitors are welcome to browse and enjoy this unique collection, a gift of the estate of J. D. (Sandy) McClatchy. Write your own poem on Sandy's typewriter and take part in the Poet’s Corner competition thanks to the generosity of Robert Palm.



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ADULT PROGRAMS OVERVIEW

Come and use our space, our technology, our collections! Get a library card or help finding a resource, information online or with research. Let us connect you with community resources, lend you an eBook or an audiobook. Stop by, give us a call, or send us an email; all our services and programs are completely free.

Our Sunday Evening Lecture Series and Thoughtful Thursday programs run from spring through early fall. View programs you may have missed or see them again via our video library. We also host a monthly book group, weekly Knitting Group, special events during National Library Week (in April), and author talks during the summer (CT Authors Trail), among others. Check the events calendar for upcoming events.

MONTHLY BOOK GROUP

Come and join the conversation! Our monthly book group meets the second Thursday of the month at 2 pm at the Library. Group members bring baked goods and the Library provides coffee and tea from our neighbors at Social Coffee Roastery. If you are interested in joining, simply stop by an upcoming meeting, call the Library, or email us.

UPCOMING MEETINGS & TITLES:

October 10th: Where’d You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple
November 14th: Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
December 12th: Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
January 9th: My Husband’s Wife by Jane Corry
February 13th: Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

PNC BOOK GROUP

The Library continues to grow its collaboration with the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center. A dedicated library volunteer now moderates a book discussion group on the third Friday of every month from 12 to 1 pm at the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center.

UPCOMING MEETINGS & TITLES:

October 25th: The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory
November 15th: A Week in Summer by Maeve Binchy
January 17th: The Aviator’s Wife by Melanie Benjamin
February 21st: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

KNITTING GROUP

Our Knitting Group meets every Wednesday from 1 to 3 pm at the Library. Knitters of all skill levels are welcome. Please bring projects you are working on. These are laid back meetings of knitting, sharing and asking for advice. Can’t commit to every Wednesday? No problem – just come when you can!

PNC LIBRARY BRANCH

Stonington Free Library volunteers run the PNC Library Branch every Wednesday from 10 to 11:30 am at the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center – 27 Chase St., Pawcatuck. Stop by to sign up for a library card, check out materials, request items and receive basic technology help.

ONE-ON-ONE TECH HELP

Need help using your device? Downloading Library eBooks or audiobooks? Want to learn more about Microsoft Office? Book a 30 minute Tech Help appointment! Sessions are held weekly on Fridays 1 – 2 pm at the Library. These trainings are designed to help familiarize patrons with common computer and internet functions in order to foster a greater level of digital literacy in our community. Stop by, call or email micaylahall@stoningtonfreelibrary.org.

GrantStation

Thanks to funding from the Town of Stonington the Library is now offering access to GrantStation. GrantStation provides grantseekers the opportunity to identify potential funding sources for their programs or projects as well as resources which mentor users through the grantseeking process. Those seeking grants can find new opportunities by searching the site’s databases, build a strong grants strategy with GrantStation planning tools, and write powerful proposals with the assistance of step-by-step tutorials.

If you are interested in accessing GrantStation, please call the Library at 860-535-0658, email micaylahall@stoningtonfreelibrary.org or stop by to schedule an appointment. GrantStation is only available for use on the Library’s public computers.

Adobe Creative Cloud

On Library Giving Day we received a generous offer from Sibby Lynch and Michael Schefers to fund a year’s subscription to the Adobe Creative Cloud. This includes well-known programs for video, design, photography, and the web, such as Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, Acrobat and more.

Adobe Creative Cloud is installed on one of our public laptops, so feel free to call ahead 860-535-0658 to ensure it is available. An external monitor is available upon request for those who prefer to use these creative programs on a larger screen. If you have any questions, please contact Micayla Hall at 860-535-0658 or micaylahall@stoningtonfreelibrary.org

READING LISTS

Book Page 
A monthly book review publication featuring author interviews, book reviews, new releases, book group recommendations and more. The Library subscribes to the monthly print edition, pick up a copy to take home at the front desk.

NPR Books
Brings you news about books and authors along with picks for great reads. Interviews, reviews, the NPR Bestseller Lists, New in Paperback and much more.

New York Review of Books
A biweekly book review with articles on literature, culture, economics, science and current affairs. Available on our newspaper table for reading within the Library.

New York Times Best Sellers
The Library posts the latest Best Sellers list in our new book area, but you can also check out the website.