The State Bond Commission approved a $145,000 grant for the Stonington Free Library on Wednesday, December 18th, 2019. The Library was awarded the funding by the State Library Construction Grant Program last year. Once awarded, the Library was … READ MORE
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
February 13th: Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
March 12th: 1984 by George Orwell
April 9th: Summer Country by Lauren Willig
May 14th: News of the World by Paulette Jiles
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:
February 5th: This is our first meeting, rather than discussing a single book, all attendees should come prepared to recommend a book or two each that they have enjoyed or are looking forward to reading. This will allow us to create a schedule of titles to discuss at upcoming meetings and begin a recommendation list to help select titles in future months.
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:
February 21st: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
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
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!
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com or stop by to schedule an appointment. GrantStation is only available for use on the Library’s public computers.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
Stonington Free Library Breaks Ground LIBRARY’S VISION OF INCREASED ACCESS FOR ALL TAKES A STEP CLOSER TO REALITY Stonington, Conn. (November 3, 2019) – The Stonington Free Library is pleased to announce that the ground has been … READ MORE