January News & Events
Library Closings
Monday, December 31, closing at 1:00
Tuesday, January 1, closed all day
Monday, January 21, closed all day
Programs for Adults
Technology Drop-in Day
Saturday, January 12, 10:00-1:00

Learn how to use your device, including how to select e-books, search for and download apps, navigate settings, and find the answers to all of your queries! Any device is welcome. Free and open to the public; no registration or appointment is required.

Friday Film Classics
Classic films shown on the 2nd and 4th Friday at 3:00 from January through May.
The Maltese Falcon
January 11th at 3:00
Not rated
1 hour and 41 minutes
Singin' in the Rain
January 25th at 3:00
Rated G
1 hour and 43 minutes

Evening Feature Film
Wednesday, January 16, 6:30
La La Land
January 16th at 6:30
2 hours and 8 minutes

Art in the Ames Room
January 1 - 31

Plein Air by local artist Carmel Bourneuf

 Monday, January 7, Clean Up Your PC
Find out how to clean up your PC and make it run faster.
Register for 10:15 am session HERE .
Register for the 5:30 pm session HERE .

Monday, January 14: Genealogy 101
Discover many excellent online resources that allow you to trace your genealogy and create a family tree.
Register for 10:15 am session HERE .
Register for the 5:30 pm session HERE .

Monday, January 28: Pubilize your Website Online
Learn how to promote and improve your website's virtual presence.
Register for 10:15 am session HERE .
Register for the 5:30 pm session HERE .

Seated Guided Meditation
Tuesdays, 3:00-4:00, December 4 through March 26
Join this guided meditation class led by Pamala Lewis. The group will sit and be gently guided in body-centered meditations, including mindfulness of breathing and a focus on relaxation of the body at rest. Pamala is coordinator of the New London Community of Mindfulness and has been practicing meditation for over 25 years.
Writing for a Cause or Non-Profit: A Workshop
Tuesday, January 29, 6:30
Do you have a cause you are passionate about? Use your words to create change in society. Articles, fairy tales, media releases, songs, poems or books can move mountains. Lisa Saunders, author and content coordinator for Groton-Mystic Neighbors will instruct you on how to accomplish your writing goals. Free and open to the public: no registration is required.
Book Clubs
Meetings are normally scheduled for the Ames Meeting Room at M&NL. Exceptions are noted on the event calendar prior to meeting. All are welcome to join discussions. There are no fees, and the Library works to provide copies of the books being discussed. 

Afternoon Book Club   (1st Wed. of the month @ 1:00)

January 2: The Cement Garden by Ian McEwan

History Book Club   (2nd Tue. of the month @ 7:00)

January 8: SPQR (Finish) by Mary Beard

Evening Book Club  ( typically 1st Wed. of the month @ 7:00)

January 2: The Complete Stories by Truman Capote
Capt John Porter Civil War Book Group (3rd Wed. of the month @ 6:00)

January 16: The Field of Blood : Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil
War by Joanne B.
Cribbage Club 
Thursdays @ 3:00
For more information, please call Donna Anderson at (203) 470-4566 or donnaencorefit@gmail.com
Mondays @ 4:00
Knitting Group
2nd and 4th Tuesday @ 1:00
(January 8 and 22)
All levels welcome.
2nd Wednesday @ 7:00
(January 9)
Sign up for an individual one hour session with our tech librarian.

Registration required: 860.536.7721 or book online
Bereavement Group
1st and 3rd Tuesdays @ 10:00
(January 15)
Programs for Children & Teens...
The Polar Express Continues!
All Aboard! The Polar Express Holiday Railroad will continue boarding in the Children's Reading Room into the new year. Last departure is at the end of the day Friday, January 11th. This is the 10th anniversary of Holiday trains at the MNL. Our new Polar Express is a state of the art, remote controlled train, with many new features that will entertain engineers, young and old. Enjoy the journey to the North Pole!
Winter Break Movie Matinees!
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
Saturday, January 5th at 2:30
2 hours, 30 minutes
Kubo and the Two Strings
Saturday, January 12th at 3:00
1 hour, 42 minutes

Saturday, January 19th at 3:00
1 hour, 50 minutes
Inside Out
Saturday, January 26th at 3:00
1 hour, 42 minutes
Winter Preschool Story Times
Story Times meet weekly Monday through Thursday and include stories, finger-plays, crafts, and songs.

Winter Story Times run January 7 through February 28

Registration is required as space is limited.

Lapsit (6 to 23 Months)
Session One : Wednesdays at 10:15
Session Two : Thursdays at 10:15
Toddlers (Just 2's to Just 3's)
Session One : Wednesdays at 11:00
Session Two : Thursdays at 11:00
Three Year Olds
Session One : Mondays at 10:30
Four and Five Year Olds
Session One : Tuesdays at 1:15

Have You Registered for 1KBK?
The concept is simple, the rewards are priceless. Read a book (any book) to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler. The goal is to have read 1,000 books before your little one starts kindergarten. We love celebrating the children's successes and honoring them with prizes to keep them motivated! Interested? Stop in the Children's Room to register--it's FREE and FUN!

Funded by the Groton Education Foundation
Young Engineers' Club
Saturday, January 19, 10-12

The Young Engineers' Club (YEC) is an fun program hosted by the Mystic & Noank Library that aims to encourage tweens ages 10 and up to become technology creators! 

This class is Basic Arduino Microcontroller programming. Students will learn the basics of coding and electronics in Tinkercad. We will also prototype basic programs on actual Arduino boards. Students should bring a laptop if they have one and parents are encouraged to sign up for a free Tinkercad account for their child to access ( https://www.tinkercad.com /)

YEC meets monthly to work on different projects.
Call for Artwork & Collections
Do you have art to exhibit in our Ames Meeting Room? Or a special collection that will fit in our glass display case? Give us a call @ 860.536.7721 to schedule.
Join Friends of the Mystic & Noank Library
The Friends of the Mystic & Noank Library generally meet the 3rd Monday of the month at 12:00 in the Ames Room (next meeting is Monday, January 14). The Friends welcome your interest and participation! Learn more about the Friends on our website or send an email to friends@mysticnoanklibrary.org
New shirts are in!

 Our new long-sleeved MNL t-shirts are in!
We have an array of new colors in all sizes for children and adults, and featuring Mito's likeness on the sleeve. All proceeds benefit Friends of the Library.
Museum Passes

Time for a day trip? Stop by the Children's Room to review the passes and discounts available. Explore a new site or revisit an old favorite:

Avery-Copp House , Groton
Lyman Allyn Art Museum , New London 
Maritime Aquarium  at Norwalk
Mystic Aquarium , Mystic
Mystic Seaport , Mystic
Old State House , Hartford 
State Parks Pass, CT  (Various locations)
Wadsworth Atheneum , Hartford
Generously sponsored by the Friends of the Library.  
Thank you for your generous support!
There is still time to make a year-end tax-deductible donation; help us continue to provide quality programs and services:
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