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 GROUPS

Our afternoon group meets the second Thursday of the month at 2 pm. Our evening group meets the first Wednesday of the month at 5:30 pm. If you are interested in joining, simply stop by an upcoming meeting. Check our events calendar for upcoming dates.


UPCOMING EVENTS

HUMAN SERVICES BRANCH

Library volunteers run our Stonington Human Services Branch every Wednesday from 10:30 to 11:30 am. Stop by to sign up for a library card, check out and request materials.

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.

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 THURSDAY AFTERNOON BOOK GROUP

Come and join the conversation! Our monthly afternoon book group meets the second Thursday of the month at 2 pm at the Library. Group members bring snacks and 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:

March 12th: 1984 by George Orwell
April 9th: Summer Country by Lauren Willig
May 14th: News of the World by Paulette Jiles
June 11th: The Hundred Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson
July 9th: A Pearl in the Storm: How I Found My Heart in the Middle of the Ocean by Tori Murden McClure

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 at the Library. Group members bring snacks and 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:

April 1st: Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks
May 6th: Miracle Creek by Angie Kim
June 3rd: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
July 1st: The Day the World Came to Town by Jim DeFede
August 5th: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

HUMAN SERVICES BOOK GROUP

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

UPCOMING MEETINGS & TITLES:

March 20th: Summer of ’69 by Elin Hilderbrand
April 17th: Educated by Tara Westover
May 15th: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
June 19th: Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarity

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!

HUMAN SERVICES LIBRARY BRANCH

Stonington Free Library volunteers run our outreach branch at Stonington Human Services from 10:30 to 11:30 am. Stop by to sign up for a library card, check out materials and request items.

Stonington Human Services 166 S Broad St, Pawcatuck

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.

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.