May 2017 News
Info-Shred Saturday, Preschool Open House, Friends' Silent Auction, Swing Band Concert, Book Clubs plus so much more! 

Please note: 
The Library will be CLOSED on 
Monday, May 29
in honor of  Memorial Day. 

A Note from the Director 

Groton Residents, your support is needed at this evening's RTM budget meeting . Please let your elected officials know that you value the unique materials, programs and services provided by the Mystic & Noank Library and that you support responsible funding for our valuable and venerable community institution! The Town of Stonington Budget Referendum Vote  is on Tuesday, May 9 from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

As you will see in this month's newsletter, we are pleased to once again deliver a full calendar of educational and entertaining events for patrons of all ages. Thank you to the generosity of the family and friends of Agnes Roode, on May 18 at 6 p.m. we will be featuring the 2nd performance in our annual Roode Memorial Concert Series,   The Survivors Swing Band!  Be sure to wear your dancing shoes!

I would also like to say "thank you!"  to all of our local businesses for their generous support of the Friends' Annual Silent Auction. Please be sure to come down and place your bids on a great selection of items and gift certificates.

Looking towards the future, to help us better focus our efforts in the coming years, we are currently working on an updated Strategic Plan. Our committee is chaired by Library Trustee Bruce Carpenter who is featured in this month's Board spotlight. We are engaging the resources of an outside consultant and expect to begin public surveys and focus groups in June. Please contact me via email  if you would like to be included in this process. 

Now in our 124th year of service, it is our goal to continue the charter created by our original benefactor, Elihu Spicer in 1892, for another century by offering curated, relevant and engaging experiences and resources for our educated and discerning Mystic community. 

Until then, if you have a suggestion, compliment, or question, please feel free to stop by the library or  email me   anytime. 

-- Chris Johnson

Our Featured Events: Don't Miss! 
Silent Auction Shelves
Friends of MNL Silent Auction Opens TODAY! 

The Friends of the Mystic & Noank Library will hold their annual Silent Auction during the month of May, culminating at the Library Fair (bidding closes on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.). 

There are many wonderful items to bid on: restaurant gift certificates, treasures from local stores, jewelry and artwork. 
Thanks to our many generous local merchants whose donations and support are so important to our Library! 
 
Please support our Friends and your Library by bidding high and often! 

There will be a change in the offerings of the Silent Auction this year.    Most of the artwork, especially those that hang on walls, will have their own Silent Auction in the Ames Room in November, just prior to the Like-New Book Sale.    More information will be posted about the selection of items we have to offer.
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Warm & Fuzzy Petting Zoo
May 6 from 3:00-4:00 p.m.

As part of the Downtown Mystic Merchants Spring Stroll, joi n us on the library lawn and spend time with the  Warm and Fuzzy Animal Adventures Petting Zoo!  

We have a special Preschool Open House taking place  simultaneously (see below) with activities and light refreshments in the Ames Room. 

We will be making Mothers' Day daffodil crafts all day long in the Children's Room, too! 

This program is free thanks to the generous support of the Friends of the Mystic & Noank Library; no registration is required.
Info-Shred Saturday

Saturday, May 13 from 10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.

The Mystic & Noank Library will host a FREE
service to our Library community thanks to the generous support from Chelsea Groton Bank

An Info-Shred truck will be in the library parking lot on Elm Street and will accept any papers for safe and convenient disposal. Patrons are limited to shredding three (3) bags; staples may remain on papers. 

We kindly ask that you bring non-perishable food items and paper goods to donate for the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center and Groton Social Services.  Please note: the Library cannot accept papers for shredding before the date of the event and participants must dispose of plastic bags and boxes.

Events Are Springing Up 
food for thought
Get Well & Stay Well:
How to Take Charge of Your Own Health
Tuesday, May 2 at 7:00 p.m.

This series of short films and discussion will address various topics including: 
  • How chemical exposures affect our health
  • The causes of sickness and factors to address to stay healthy
  • How to use food as medicine and proper metabolic cleansing methods
  • How to balance your metabolism for better weight management 
  • Ways to turn back the clock to improve energy and vitality
  • Prevent chronic illnesses like arthritis, dementia and diabetes
  • New advanced tests to identify imbalances in your body
  • How to develop a personalized wellness plan to stay healthy
Presented by:  Dr. Christopher Z. Lachowski of the CZL Healthy for Life wellness Center, East Lyme, CT. Dr. Lachowski is an integrative health physician and board certified clinical nutritionist who is an advocate of applying integrative health therapies, preventive medicine and healthy living practices.
 
Sponsors: Karma Kitchen - Mystic, CT
Musician
Blaine Arthur Cota
Art in the Ames Room

Opening Reception: 
Wednesday, May 3 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Exhibit open during regular library hours through May.

Blaine Arthur Cota, Jr. (1923-2006) was an Abstract Expressionist painter.  He was born in St. Johnsbury, Vermont  in May of 1923 where he developed an early childhood interest in art at the local museum and gallery and won first prize in a local contest for one of his paintings.

Mr. Cota was influenced by the Abstract Impressionist movement and primarily by the great Picasso. Blaine preferred to "utilize my intellect to produce mental visual images"; it was his way to "allow the artist to explore far more than what the eye tells us." 

Prints and original works will be available for purchase.

Spring Clean Your Tech Know-How

Choice of either 10:15 a.m.  OR
5:30 p.m. session for each class. 
 
TODAY! Monday, May 1: Intro to Google Drive
  Learn how to store your files and photos, make new documents, and edit and coordinate your work with others through Google's virtual file-sharing system!
 
Monday, May 8: e-Books and Overdrive   Learn how to navigate your e-reader devices and select and download materials through the library system using our virtual e-book database Overdrive!

Monday, May 15: Create a Facebook Business Page Learn to use Facebook to promote your business, whether it's a hobby gig, or a full-time job! Find out about all the ways you can use a social media page to advertise yourself and find your audience.

Registration is required for each class;  please visit the Library's webpage to sign up online. Please provide your own laptop or other device when you attend.
 
Please call the library at 860-536-7721 or email Rachel Taylor with any questions.

Bridge The Gap
Monday, May 8 at 7:00 p.m. 

Over the last 100 years Americans have seen an astonishing increase in their life expectancy, changing retirement from a span of a few years into a period of life that may now last for a few decades.  This has resulted in a greater need for cooperation, transparency, and planning across generations to ensure lasting dignity throughout a person's retirement.
 
Bridge the Gap is an informative, one hour session that aims to provide a road map for planning in the areas of housing, transportation, health care, and financial matters. This seminar is free and an invaluable resource for attendees looking to better care for an aging parent or proactively plan for their own later life. Presenter Craig  Breitsprecher is a licensed Financial Advisor with Valark Financial Services. 
Maria Miranda
How to Purchase Ads for Google and Facebook:  SCORE Workshop
Wednesday, May 10 from 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

With nearly 90% of all marketing relationships beginning with a Google search, and more than 92% of all internet users on Facebook, it's vital that businesses understand how to market on these two interactive and complex media. Learn the necessary steps and skills involved with the experts from Miranda Creative.

Register for free here!
Kaitlin Bennett
Kaitlin Bennett
Eating for Immunity
Wednesday, May 10 at 1:00 p.m.

Wondering what nutrients & foods you can add to your diet to give your immune system an extra boost? Join Kaitlin Bennett, RD, CDN to learn how to keep your immune system in shape with proper nutrition and have your nutrition questions answered. 

Kaitlin Bennett is the Registered Dietitian at the ShopRite of New London, offering free nutrition services to customers, associates and the community. Kaitlin has been practicing as a Registered Dietitian for 4 years and is passionate about helping people make healthy food choices.
Friday Feature Films
Movies begin at 3:00 p.m.! 

May 5:  Fences (2016, PG-13)

May 12: Hidden Figures (2016, PG)

May 19: La La Land   (2016, PG-13 )

May 26: Jackie (2016, R)

National Substance Abuse 
Prevention Week Addiction and the Brain
Tuesday, May 16 from 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Ever wonder why some people struggle with substance abuse and why some don't?  Is marijuana a big deal? Is it safe for teens?
How is the brain impacted by drugs?

This presentation will be led by Andy Buccaro  LCSW, LADC, the Executive Director and founder of Project Courage With credentials in both the mental health and substance abuse fields, Andy provides clinical services that include thoughtful, compassionate and confidential interventions. His specialties include substance abuse and anxiety disorders .

Learn more here about all the activities planned for this important week. 
Resilience Under Stress
Wednesday, May 17 at 6:30 p.m.

Resilience Under Stress will overview the stress response as a means for survival and how to prevent the harmful effects of stress hormones. Discussion covers acupuncture, guided relaxation and foods that build resilience. The program includes a 20-minute guided relaxation experience, with optional ear acupuncture.
 
Presented by acupuncturist Gregory Fessenden, MBA, MS and naturopathic physician, Gwenn Rosenberg, ND, both of Anguilla Park in Pawcatuck, CT.  

Roode Memorial Concert Series
Thursday, May 18 at 6:00 p.m.

Long-time Mystic resident Agnes Roode passed away in December 2014. In her memory, family and friends requested donations in her honor be made to initiate a Music Concert Series at the Mystic & Noank Library. We are delighted to present the 2nd Annual Concert Series this spring to celebrate Agnes and her love of music. 

This is the second of three FREE performances to be  held in the Spicer Reading Room on the second floor of the Library.

Join us to hear the Survivors Swing Band and enjoy an evening of the great old tunes of the 1920's through 1940's. Let the Survivors Swing Band get your toes a-tappin' and fingers snappin' in the process! Do you want to dance, too? Get up and go for it!

The Survivors Swing Band is a 7-piece professional jazz band based in Connecticut, that plays the classic melodies from an era gone by--hot tunes and soothing ballads of the Swing Era-- plus many of the wonderful melodies from the two decades that followed. 

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and music begins at 6:00 p.m.  

Small Business Administration Workshop
Wednesday, May 24 from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. 
 
Contracting 101
Learn how to do business with the State of Connecticut and the Federal Government.  Topics covered will be where you need to be registered, how to find the bids, State and Federal Set-Aside Programs. The  Instructor is Lisa Powell, from the U.S. Small Business Administration of the Danbury office. Q uestions? please contact Lisa Powell, SBA at 860.240.4892 or lisa.powell@sba.gov
 
The session is FREE but registration is requested.

M&NL Book Clubs
All book club meetings are scheduled for the Ames Meeting Room at M&NL. All readers are welcome to join any of these groups. There are no fees, and the Library works to provide copies of the books being discussed. Note: CLAMs participants purchase their books. 




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Afternoon Book Club (first Wednesday of the month at 1:00 p.m.)
May 3: The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George
June 7: The Cat's Table by Michael Ondaatje

Evening Book Club  (first Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m.)
May 3: Four Seasons in Rome by Anthony Doerr

Captain John Porter Civil War Book Group  (third Wednesday of the month at 6:00 p.m.)
May 17:  Clouds of Glory: The Life And Legend Of Robert E. Lee  (2nd half of book) by Michael Korda

History Book Club  (second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m.)
May 9:   The Great Bridge  by David McCullough (Ch. 1-12)
June 13: The Great Bridge (Ch. 13-24 + Epilogue)

CLAMS (Classic Literature at Mystic) Book Club (Mondays at 7:00 p.m.)
New members may get details at the front desk, or contact Sally Salancy here.  

Children's & Teen Programs 
1KBK
Register for 1KBK TODAY

We are so pleased to have received a grant from the Groton Education Foundation to start our own 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Program. 

The program is available to all families with children  be tween the ages of birth to 5 years old. The goal is to read 1000 books together prior to the child's start of formal schooling or Kindergarten. 

Sound impossible? It's not! 
Three books a day for one year is  over 1000 books

Families commit to recording how many books they read together on a Reading Log (provided by the library). As the child reaches certain milestones (100 books, 200 books etc.), the child receives a small prize! We will also create a special bulletin board in the library to mark the progress of participants! 

Reach 1000 books and the child takes home a special book of their own to keep! In addition, a book will be dedicated in the child's name for the library's collection. 

Sign up in the Children's Room during regular library hours--it's FREE! 
Preschool Open House

Saturday, May 6 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. 

The Mystic & Noank Library welcomes parents and caregivers to participate in our Preschool Open House.

Participating preschools include  Calvary Nursery School (Stonington),  St. Andrew's (Groton),  Noank Baptist Church Nursery School (Noank) and  Pine Point School Preschool (Stonington).

This open house gives parents an opportunity to meet teachers from these local preschools and learn about their programs, tuition and enrollment procedures. It is a "one-stop shop" for busy parents looking for the right preschool for their child(ren). Light refreshments will be served and there will be activities and crafts too!

This program is free thanks to support from the  Groton Education Foundation and is part of our
1000 Books Before Kindergarten initiative;
 no registration is required.

Spring StoryTimes  

Join our librarians for a fun and interactive story time for our youngest library patrons! Registration is now open! 
 
StoryTimes are scheduled to meet weekly Mondays through Thursdays, classes consist of stories, finger-plays, crafts, and songs.  Due to demand registration is required and class size is limited. Registration is open online here  from our website, or please call (860) 536-7721. In the case of over-enrollment classes will be determined on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Spring StoryTimes began the week of March 20th. StoryTime sessions last for eight weeks and are free and open to the public.
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Evening Story Time 
Tuesdays, May 2 and May 9 at 6:30 p.m.

The Library is offering a Drop-In Storytime for preschoolers. No registration is required.
Scratch Programming
Saturdays at 10:00 a.m.

This weekly club is for kids interested in learning fun and interactive Scratch programming! Participants will have the opportunity to create virtual games, music videos, art projects and more - all of their own digital design! 

Children ages 7 and up are welcome. 

 Ongoing Meetings & Programs
Great Decisions Discussion Group
Fridays from 10:15 - 11: 45 a.m. 
May 5, 12, 19 and 23

Join us in a civil discussion of several timely topics, including   Latin America,  Afghanistan/Pakistan, and  Nuclear Security. 

 

Free to participate thanks to a generous donation and you can register here. Questions? Please email Christine Johnson


 

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Local History Area

The Local History books are now more easily accessible for patron browsing and circulation. 

Thanks to wonderful volunteer efforts, a major move has been made to both the circulating local history and the reference local history books found in the 2nd floor Reading Room. 

The circulating local history collection is shelved in the first wood and glass cabinets on your right as you enter the 2nd floor. The doors facing the fireplace (shown in picture) are unlocked for patron perusal. 

The reference local history books (on the opposite side facing the copy machine) are locked and require staff access should you need something. 

Stop by, browse and discover an interesting title related to local and Connecticut history! 
Cribbage Club Continues
Thursdays at 3:00 p.m. in the Ames Room
 
Do you know how to play cribbage or are ready to learn? 
Join us each week at M&NL! Cribbage is a great way to keep your mind sharp and meet new friends. For more information, please call Donna Anderson at (203) 470-4566 or email  donnaencorefit@gmail.com
 
Get Out Your Knitting Needles
Knitting Club meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. each month (May 9 and 23). All levels are welcome. Please join us! 

There's Still Time to Register for Bridge! 

Registrations are due by May 10th, please; you can pick up a form from the circulation desk or we can email one to you.  All levels of bridge players can enjoy the fun play in the 23rd Annual Library Bridge Tournament. 

The Tournament will start June 1 and co ntinue through November 30, 2017. The entry fee is $25 per player and all proceeds benefit the library.  

Please contact Ken Levy, Bridge Coordinator (860) 572-9006 or  kenplevy@sbcglobal.net with questions. 

Checks for the $25 entry fee should be made payable to the Mystic & Noank Library and received at the Library by May 10th. Your donation is tax-deductible.  Good Luck! 

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Bereavement Counseling

May 2 and 16 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. (ongoing on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month)

These sessions are open to all who are coping with the loss of a loved one  and led by caring professionals from the Center for Hospice Care of Southeastern CT. Sessions are free but do require pre-registration. Please call (860) 848-5699 to register. 

Mashantucket
Museum Passes Available

Need a day-trip? Want to wow a guest with a local  cultural destination?   Stop by the Children's Room to review the passes and discounts available. 
 
  Lyman Allyn Art Museum, New London 
Maritime Aquarium  at Norwalk
  Mashantucket Pequot Museum, Mashantucket
Mystic Aquarium , Mystic
Mystic Seaport,  Mystic
Old State House, Hartford 
State Parks Pass , CT (various)
Wadsworth Atheneum , Hartford
 
More information on our website  here!  
We thank the Friends of M&NL for their generous support of the museum passes. 

Book-A-Librarian

I n Need of Technology Tutoring?   
If so, please consider the Mystic & Noank Library's Book-a-Librarian program, in which you sign up for an individual one (1) hour session with a librarian and receive a private tutorial on whatever technological query you may have! 

Lesson topics have included Windows 10, web design, Microsoft Office, and the use of devices such as Smartphones, iPads, e-readers, and more!  To register, please call the library  at (860) 536-7721 or email Rachel Taylor Appointments must be requested AT LEAST one day ahead of the desired date; they will be scheduled according to the patron's and the librarian's mutual availability.
Wowbrary
Wowbrary! 

Don't forget to register for our new information service,  Wowbrary! Simply visit  www.wowbrary.org  and enter our library zip code (06355). This will allow you to select our library and enter your email address. Be sure to then check your email for the verification message. 

With Wowbrary, you will receive a weekly email on Saturday mornings highlighting any new book, audiobook, DVD or CD titles added to our collection in the previous week. A smart link directly into the library catalog will allow you to easily place a reserve on any titles that you wish to check out! 
Get Your Calendars Out!
Fair
The Annual Friends of the Library Fair 
Saturday, June 3 

Have some old-fashioned fun and support the Library! We'll have a week-long book sale, White Elephant sale, music, games for kids, delicious food and baked goods all await you! The Mystic Garden Club will be selling beautiful plants and flowers, too! 
 
This annual fun-fest is brought to you by the busy Friends of the Mystic & Noank Library and is their biggest fundraiser of the year! More details in next month's e-newsletter! 

The Friends of M&NL Week-Long Book Sale starts with a  Book Sale Preview on Friday, June 2 (from 5:00-7:00 p.m.) with $5 admission; books 50% off list price.  The Book Sale continues during regular Library Hours through Saturday, June 10 at noon.

A Preview of M&NL June  Programs
Details to follow next month. 

The Annual 
Friends of the Library Fair 
Saturday, June 3

The Annual Friends of the Library Week-Long Book Sale
Preview: Friday, June 2 (5:00-7:00 p.m.)

Mindfulness Meditation (final session until the fall)
Thursday, June 15 at 12:30 p.m.

Healthy Salads
Monday, June 19 at 5:30 p.m. with Kaitlin Bennett, R.D., CDN

Author Talk: Mystic Postcards
Wednesday, June 21 at 7:00 p.m.

Alzheimer's Basics
Wednesday, June 28 at 2:00 p.m. with Kristine Johnson

AARP Defensive Driving
Wednesday, June 28 at 5:00 p.m.

Annual MNL Volunteer Appreciation Reception (invitation only)
Thursday, June 22 

Roode Memorial Concert Series (final concert of the series)
Thursday, June 29 at 6:00 p.m.
Debbie Vinick: Celtic Harp & Sing-Along


For Kids & Teens

The 2017 Summer Reading Program 
Begins Monday, June 26
Build A Better World 

2017 Summer Reading Program Kick-Off Event 
Tuesday, June 27 at 2:00 p.m. with Li Liu the Acrobat

Wii-U Gaming in the Ames Room
Tuesday, June 27 at 4:00 p.m.

Movie Night 
Tuesday, June 27 at 6:30 p.m.
Rogue One (PG-13, 2016) 

Preschool Drop-in Story Times
Begin Thursday, June 29 at 10:30 a.m.

Friday Family Movie Matinees 
Begin June 30 at 3:00 p.m.

Your Support Matters
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THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS!

The Spring Volunteer Clean-Up Day was Saturday, April 29th. Thank you so much for lending a hand and a hoe to help ready our beautiful library for a busy spring and summer! 

A special bouquet of gratitude to Kathy & Jim from Terra Firma, Judy Nickerson & crew from the Mystic Garden Club, our hardworking friends from The Arc of New London, our Trustees and Buildings & Grounds team, dedicated M&NL Friends and the Boy Scouts for a busy morning of weeding, planting, mulching and raking. 

We really appreciate the help!! 

Bruce Carpenter
Trustee Spotlight

We are pleased to highlight Library Trustee Bruce Carpenter  this month!

What three words would you use to describe M&NL? 
 "Not Just Books"

Books are very important but so are recordings of music, films, and performances, art displays, concerts, community events, excellent programs and activities, and a knowledgeable, helpful library staff.

Why have you chosen to be on the M&NL Board/what is your role?
When we were children, both my wife and I borrowed our first library books from the Mystic and Noank Library many, many years ago. We have a special affection for this comfortable library that has been a community resource for so many generations. I joined the board because I wanted to try to pay back the library and community for all that they have done for me and my family.
 
I am currently chair of the library Technology Committee and chair of the Strategic Planning Committee. I bring to the M&NL board 30 years of academic and library administration experience as Director of Instructional Technology at Quinnipiac University and 15 years of IT and library administration service as Director of Technical Support at Connecticut College.
    
Describe an ideal day/weekend for you: 
I have been happily retired for two years. My ideal day would be to spend time at a historical site or museum. My wife and I are revisiting museums to discover what we missed the first time we visited them when our kids were small. We also like to go to concerts by performers that we couldn't see in the 60's and 70's. 
           
Tell us what you do in your 'real' life outside of being a Library superhero.
My real life is committed to doing all the things that I didn't have time to do when I was working. I have a good library of local books and I enjoy researching local history and genealogy. I spend a lot of time helping my wife garden and I enjoy gourmet cooking. I also still enjoy technology. I spend hours on the computer and my house is configured so heat, many lights, and the TV can be controlled by voice.

You're stranded on a desert island. What 3 books do you want with you?
Handbook for Patrol Leaders, Boy Scouts: A how-to-survive guide so I can figure out how to pitch a tent and make a campfire.
 
History of Stonington and Genealogies by Richard Wheeler - I might as well use the time to figure out who my ancestors were.
 
The Complete Short Stories of Mark Twain edited by Charles Neider - a little historical humor to keep up my spirits.

Spread Some Sunshine! 

We are well into our second half of our fiscal year and 62% towards our Annual Fund Goal. Thinking of making a gift? Please do so TODAY. 

 Your gift supports all of the above programming, strengthens our collection and ensures our viability in our community. 

Please make your donation to the Mystic & Noank Library TODAY.




Thank you. 
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Book a Brick Today!

We have more than 100 bricks installed and are more than halfway to completion for this project-- thank you!

Don't miss your opportunity to make a gift of a commemorative brick at M&NL in honor of a loved one, a special anniversary or to promote your business!  

We are proud to display these meaningful messages on our beautiful entryway  and would love to add your personalized brick to our ever expanding special sidewalk. 

Download the order form  here. There is space to engrave up to 3 lines with 16 characters per line, and each  paver is $125.00. Installation of engraved bricks will be done in sections on a rolling basis. Questions? Contact Karen Bradshaw at (860) 572-8191. 
Thank you!
Support the Library with Amazon Smile 

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon which offers many of the same things as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice!  

Thank you for choosing Mystic & Noank Library as your designated non-profit when you shop at AmazonSmile! 

Visit  https://smile.amazon.com  to sign up and show your support. 

Save the Date! 

The Library's Fall Fundraiser will be held on Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Please mark your calendars and join us for a relaxed, fun and social evening at Engine Room, right here in Mystic! 

Help us kick off the library's 125th Anniversary Year (in 2018) by being a part of this special and social event. We will send more details and have tickets for sale on our website soon. Thank you for your support! 
Honor Books
We've Got (more) Books!

The 16th Annual Honor Book Weekend at Bank Square Books was another success-- thanks to you! 

This friend- and fundraiser is a wonderful collaboration between our patrons, the bookstore and our Library. We've added nearly 140 new titles to our collection (20% more than last year!) and are happy to honor your loved ones with the inclusion of a special bookplate! 

Missed out this year? 
We're already planning for 2018... stay tuned! 

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