ADULT LIBRARY

KNITTING GROUP

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. The group meets at the library every Wednesday from 1-3 pm in person and via Zoom. Email IvyHope@StoningtonFreeLibrary.org with questions.

SUNDAY EVENING LECTURES

On the second Sunday of the month, from spring through early fall, experts from a variety of fields offer programs via the Library. 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 series designed to deliver useful information on a variety of topics. The series runs on select Thursdays from spring through early fall at 5:00 pm. Check our events calendar for upcoming dates or enjoy past programs by clicking the link below.

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MONTHLY BOOK GROUPS

Our afternoon group meets the second Thursday of the month at 2 pm in person and via Zoom. Our evening group meets the first Wednesday of the month at 5:30 pm in person and via Zoom. If you are interested in joining email ivyhope@stoningtonfreelibrary.org.


UPCOMING EVENTS

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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PRESSREADER

PressReader is a website and app that gives SFL cardholders access to 7,000 magazines and newspapers from all over the world on any internet connected device.

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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 book groups, weekly Knitting Group, special events during National Library Week (in April) and more! Check the events calendar for upcoming events.

ADULT LECTURE SERIES
Our adult programming consists of two main speaking series, which run from spring to early fall each year. Local community members give meaningful talks, worldwide experts speak on a variety of interesting topics, and practical information is offered on gardening, identity protection, education, job searching, genealogy and more. Visit our Adult Lecture Series page.

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. Check the events calendar for upcoming events.

MONTHLY THURSDAY AFTERNOON BOOK GROUP

Come and join the conversation! Our monthly afternoon book group meets the second Thursday of the month at 2 pm in person and via Zoom. If you are interested in joining, simply stop by an upcoming meeting, call the Library, check our webpage or email ivyhope@stoningtonfreelibrary.org

Adult Reading Challenge

Participate in our seasonal reading challenges for adults. Enter to win great prizes! Call or email the library for details – 860-535-0658 or stonlib@stoningtonfreelibrary.org. Or visit BEANSTACK.

MONTHLY WEDNESDAY EVENING BOOK GROUP

Come and join the conversation! Our monthly evening book group meets the first Wednesday of the month at 5:30 pm in person and via Zoom. If you are interested in joining, simply stop by an upcoming meeting, call the Library, check our webpage or email ivyhope@stoningtonfreelibrary.org.

KNITTING GROUP

Our Knitting Group meets every Wednesday from 1 to 3 pm on Zoom. 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! Email ivyhope@stoningtonfreelibrary.org for more information.

SFL COMMUNITY OPEN MIC

SFL Open Mic is hosted the third Tuesday of each month between June and October. Join us for a variety of poetry, stories, and music on the lawn, or sign up to participate. For more information and to get signed up for our next event, email Brianwalls@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.

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.