Library Hours
Monday & Wednesday: 10:00 - 7:00
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday: 10:00 - 4:00

Library Closures
Friday, April 2 in Observance of Good Friday
A Message from Executive Director Chris Bradley
April is a big month for libraries. National Library Week kicks off April 4th, April 7th is Library Giving Day, and on April 5th we unlock the doors of the Mystic & Noank Library!

We are still reopening slowly but safely, so we ask that you sign in when you visit, limit your visit to the first floor, and abide by a limit of ten patrons in the library.

April 2021 is also the month when the Friends of the Library restart the publication of Bookends, their beautiful magazine about all things Mystic and Noank.

It was almost April 2021 when our Children's Librarian, Roberta Donahue, went to the Stonington Animal Shelter to pick up our two little sister cats! We are all over the moon about the return of cats to Mystic & Noank Library. They are getting acclimated on the second floor (another reason we are confining patrons to the first for now).

Who said April is the cruelest month?

Thank you,
Chris Bradley
The Friends of the Mystic & Noank Library would like to thank everyone who supported the Friends Art & More Auction Series.
The Friends raised needed funds which will be used toward Library programs and activities!
Virtual: History Book Club
 Monday, April 12 at 7 PM
For more information contact:
Dana Semeraro
Virtual: CLAMS Book Club
Monday, April 12 & 26 at 7 PM,
A Book Club from the MNL and Mystic YMCA!
Virtual: Books Sandwiched In
Tuesday, April 27 at 12 PM
For more information contact: Chris Bradley at
Donate to the Mystic & Noank Library
The Mystic & Noank Library receives less than 30% of our annual funding from state and local government allocations. We must rely on philanthropy for the balance of our operating income (over 70%) in order to maintain the same high quality programs and services for our patrons.

Every dollar is critical in our efforts to provide engaging, inspiring and creative programming and services for our community. Please support Mystic & Noank Library today!
Celebrating Poetry: A Community Reading
Thursday, April 1 at 6:00 PM
Let's kick off National Poetry Month this year by reading, sharing, and celebrating our favorite poets and poems in this all ages community event. The poems can be classics or contemporaries; strict rhyme schemes or free-flowing verse; contemplative or bombastic; joyful or morose; long (up to two printed pages) or short (just a single couplet!). All the criteria for which poems you decided to read is up to you.
Adult Digital Programming
Registration is required for all programs.
To protect the security of the meeting, the join link will be provided the day of the meeting via email. You can find more resources about how to use Zoom, a video conferencing program, on their website.
Ongoing Programs
Digital Program:
Guided Meditation Group
Tuesdays in April at 3:00 PM
You will be gently guided in body-centered meditations, including mindfulness of breathing and a focus on relaxation of the body at rest. Our guide is Pamala Lewis, who teaches guided meditations and Mindful Yoga at the Mystic Y, and is the coordinator of the New London Community of Mindfulness.
Tech Help Appointment
Tuesdays and Wednesdays
in April
Book a librarian remotely for free, accessible, and helpful guidance via phone or Zoom on tech or other research help. Appointments are 30 mins long. Email to request another time.

Digital Program:
Book Writers Group
Wednesday, April 7 & 21
@ 6:00 PM
Come join a committed writing group: the Book Writers!
Before each meeting, we read two pieces of writing from a group member. Then, we get together, discuss, critique, and share our reactions and feedback. Please contact Erik at the Library to learn how to access the next meeting's workshop piece.
Digital Program:
Mystic Conversations on Race
Monday, April 19 @ 6:00 PM
This intentional book club, Mystic Conversations on Race (MyCOR), is hosted by the St. Mark's Anti-Racism Team and is intended for people who understand that the toxicity of historic and contemporary racism must be confronted.

To register email: with "Mystic Conversations on Race" as the subject and include your name and phone number. 
This Month
Digital Program:
Tech Class:
Organize Your Emails
Monday, April 5 @ 4:00 PM
 This tech class will focus on organizing your Gmail inbox, but everyone can learn some principles of email organization they can apply to other email services like Microsoft Outlook, Yahoo, AOL, and more. 
Digital Program:
Sign Language Basics
Register to Join the Waitlist
Monday, April 5 @ 4:00 PM
Join us for a four-week series taught by Signing Basics where you can learn the basics of American Sign Language (ASL).

Digital Program:
Drawing to De-Stress
Monday, April 12 @ 6:00 PM 
 Join us for an ongoing Zoom program about basic tips and techniques for drawing, and how to make drawing a stress relieving practice.

Digital Program:
Gardening with
Native Plants Series
Monday, April 14 & 28 @ 6:00 PM
Join us with Tim Wachtmann of Plantscapes of New England for in informative programming series about gardening with native plants. On the 14th learn about Planting for Native Pollinators and on the 28th learn about Enjoying Your Native Landscape.
Digital Program: Tech Class:
Organize Your Photos
Monday, April 19 @ 4:00 PM
Come learn the basics of organizing your digital photos like how to easily move photos from your phone to your computer, the best practices of file preservation and how to come up with a photo organizational system.

Digital Program:
Upcycling Craft: Neck Cowls
Monday, April 26 @ 4:00 PM
This month's craft is "neck cowels." You will need the following supplies: 1-2 knitted sweaters (any weave type), a few large buttons, needle and thread, and scissors. 
Digital Program:
Healthy and Amazing Sauces
Thursday, April 29 @ 6 PM
Join us for an instructional cooking class with Colin McCullough, of Colin Cooks Vegan, who teaches vegan and non-vegan people alike how to incorporate whole-foods, plant-based meals into their diet. In this class, we'll learn how to make four different tasty sauces for hearty and heart-healthy bowl meals using fresh, whole-food ingredients.
Children & Teen Digital Programming
Registration is required for all programs.
To protect the security of the meeting, the join link will be provided the day of the meeting via email. You can find more resources about how to use Zoom, a video conferencing program, on their website.
Digital Program:
Mindful Physics for Kids!
Saturday, April 3 at 10:00 AM
Using Mindfulness and Newton's Laws of Physics as a guide, participants will explore energy, motion, space, and time. Art and science come together in this class, as participants investigate the physics of movement and dance.
Digital Program:
Food Explorers
Cooking Class for Kids!
Saturday, April 10 at 3:00 PM
Join Katie Shepherd, Registered Dietitian from Food Explorers to make the quickest homemade Pizza of your life! In just one hour you’ll make your own pizza dough and have pizza for your whole family.

Digital Program: Food Explorers: Homemade Focaccia Bread!
Monday, April 12 @ 2:00 PM 
Join Katie Shepherd, Registered Dietitian from Food Explorers to make homemade focaccia bread!

Digital Program: Food Explorers:
Chocolate Ganache Tart!
Friday, April 16 @ 4:00 PM 
Join Katie Shepherd, Registered Dietitian from Food Explorers to make a Chocolate Ganache Tart with homemade Whipped Cream!
Upcycling Workshop:
DIY Cardboard Loom and Weaving Workshop for Kids!
Friday, April 23 @ 4:00 PM 
Come join Hazel learn how to weave fabric scraps into a wall hanging using a cardboard loom. All the materials will be provided and ready for pickup in the Ames room after you register for this fun event. All ages welcome.
Grab & Go Bags
All Throughout April
On April 5th Grab & Go storytime is Spring/Seasons themed and will include a suggested book list and a rainbow craft.
On April 19th the storytime is Earth Day themed and will include a suggested book list and an earth project to make at home!
Hoopla: Music, Movies, eBooks and Audiobooks

OverDrive: eBooks & Audiobooks

Kanopy: Video streaming service featuring a wide array of films including the Criterion Collection & The Great Courses

MNL YouTube Channel: Storytimes, Library programs & more!
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