June News & Events

Saturday, June 1, 9:30 - 2:30
(rain or shine)

Books galore, plants from the Mystic Garden Club, Franklin's fudge, White Elephant tents, baked goods, and children's activities. Music and dance will entertain! Hot dogs and soup, too! The famous Silent Auction will close at 2pm. It includes wonderful merchandise and gift certificates from our generous local merchants and friends. This event is free and open to all. Proceeds are used by the Friends to support the Library throughout the year. Remember, Silent Auction bids close at 2pm!
Saturday, June 1 through Saturday, June 8 @ noon
Staff Picks
Great Ideas for Father's Day!
Purchase a Commemorative Brick
Honor Dad this Father's Day by purchasing a commemorative brick for our walkway. Questions? Contact Development at 860.572.8191 or development@mysticnoanklibrary.org. Order your brick online here  or download the order form  here  and return it to the library.
Purchase through AmazonSmile and MNL receives a portion of the sale:

Art in the Ames Room:

Children's Artwork by
Betsy Shafer's Class

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 or email info@mysticnoanklibrary.org to schedule.
Programs for Adults
AARP Safe Driver Classes
The AARP Smart Driver Course, offered by AARP Driver Safety, is designed especially for drivers age 50 and older. The classroom course costs only $15 for AARP members and $20 for nonmembers. Attendees must bring their Driver's License to class. Each class will be 4 hours, with one scheduled break; participants should bring their own snacks or drinks. Classes will be held on the following dates:

Monday, September 16, 5:00-9:00 REGISTER HERE
Saturday, October 26, 10:00-2:00 REGISTER HERE

Roode Memorial Concert
Irish Harpist Aine Minogue

Thursday, June 20 at 6:30 (doors open at 6:00)

Join us for a Summer Solstice performance with Irish harpist Aine Minogue. Concert is free and registration is not required. Held upstairs in the Spicer Reading Room. The Roode Memorial Concert Series is generously sponsored by the family of Carl and Agnes Roode in their memory.

Upcoming concerts:

Thursday, July 18, 6:30 ~ Music Through the Decades with David Polansky
Thursday, August 22, 6:30 ~ Evening of Bluegrass with Cabin Fever Band
SCORE Workshop: QuickBooks Advanced
Tuesday, June 11 at 5:30

This extended follow-up workshop will compare features of QuickBooks Desktop versus QuickBooks Online. We will set up a QuickBooks Desktop company from scratch, reviewing the setup preferences and decisions along the way. If time permits, we will also view preferences for a QuickBooks Online company to help those users understand their options as well. Attendees are asked to bring their laptops with QuickBooks loaded. Workshop Presenter Elizabeth Santaus has over twenty-eight years of experience in the bookkeeping industry. She currently presents seminars in conjunction with SCORE. Registration is required for this event; please reserve a seat at  https://sect.score.org/content/take-workshop-141.  
Movie Night @ MNL
Wednesday, June 26, 6:00
Join us in the Ames Room for a screening of A STAR IS BORN starring Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper and Sam Elliott. Free and open to the public. No registration. Freshly popped popcorn will be provided.

25th Mystic & Noank Library Benefit Bridge Tournament

The 25th Mystic & Noank Library Benefit Bridge Tournament begins June 1. Please contact your bridge friends and encourage them to participate in this fun event that also helps support the Library. Download our application HERE .

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 Group 
(1st Wednesday @ 1:00)
June 5th

Evening Book Group
(1st Wednesday @ 7:00)
June 5th

THINGS FALL APART by Chinua Achebe

History Book Group 
(2nd Tuesday @ 7:00)
 June 11th

Madeleine Albright

CLAMs Book Group
(2nd & 4th Mondays @ 7:00)
June 10th and 24th

Ernest Hemmingway
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
Tuesday @ 1:00
All levels welcome.
2nd Wednesday @ 7:00
Literacy Conversation Group
Wednesdays @ 6:30
For those new to the English language. No registration.
Seated Guided Meditation
Fridays 3:00-4:00
All are welcome
No registration or prior experience
Sign up for an individual one hour session with our tech librarian.
Registration required: 860.536.7721 or book online
Bereavement Group
Tuesdays @ 10:00
All are welcome.
No registration.
Programs for Youth
Summer Reading Kickoff Event:
Bending Gravity with Eric Girardi
Tuesday, June 25 at 2:00

Bending Gravity will dazzle the audience with juggling, yo-yo, and more! Don't miss this kickoff to our summer reading program: A Universe of Stories.

This program is free and open to the public; no registration is required.

Science and Nature Series
Bring the Hoopla presents Happy Hoopin':
A Universe of Stories
Thursday, June 20 at 2:00

BringtheHoopla LLC creates a welcoming environment, and provides music and a sound system, and allows each participant to find success within their hoop through (hula) hoop instruction, age appropriate games and team building activities. Self-expression and creativity is encouraged!

Registration is required; sign up HERE .

ScienceTellers: Aliens Escape from Earth
Thursday, June 27 at 2:00

During a midnight meteor shower, something mysterious falls from the sky toward Earth — but it’s not a shooting star. Two curious kids venture into the forest to investigate and find themselves mixed up with a family of visitors from another planet! Pursued by a crazy space scientist, they must risk everything to rescue the aliens and get them back to their spaceship — before it’s too late!
Don’t miss this action-packed and educational alien adventure using science experiments for special effects. It's totally out of this world!

This program is free and open to the public; no registration is required.

Family Friday Movie Matinees
Friday, June 14 at 3:00
Space Buddies
G, 1 hour, 24 minutes
Friday, June 21 at 3:00
Puss in Boots
PG, 1 hour, 36 minutes
Friday, June 28 at 3:00
G, 1 hour, 43 minutes
Sit! Stay! Read with Phantom!
Saturday, June 22, 11:00-12:00
Come read to Phantom, our Bernese Mountain Dog friend or just stop by to say hello!
Best for kids entering first grade and up.
Register HERE

Teen Volunteers Orientation Meeting
Friday, June 21 at 10:30

The Mystic and Noank Library is looking for volunteers to help with the Summer Reading Program - Universe of Stories! If you have completed grade six or higher by the end of the school year and would like to help, please sign up in the Children's Room. The orientation meeting will get volunteers acquainted with the Summer Reading Game while explaining the scheduling and responsibilities of Reading Program volunteers

Preschool Drop-In Story Times
Join our librarians for a fun interactive storytime for our youngest library patrons! Free and open to the public; no registration is required.

Thursday, June 20 at 10:30

Thursday, June 27 at 10:30
 Register your child for 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten!
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
Check out our Event Calendar to see our monthly layout of programs. More are added every day so check back often!
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 p.m. in the Ames Room. The Friends welcome your interest and participation!
Learn more about the Friends on our website or send an email to friends@mysticnoanklibrary.org

Next meeting: Monday, March 18th, 12:00
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. 
Your Support Counts
The Mystic & Noank Library receives less than
30% of its annual revenue from town funding? In order to maintain our current hours and offerings, we must raise the rest!

Your support enables our beloved library to continue to be a unique and valuable resource through enriching programs and services. It is a lifeline to our community and beyond.
We rely on donors like you!

To make an online donation, click here.
For more information, to make a tax-deductible gift or inquire about legacy giving options, please contact Loren Wren, Director of Development: lwren@mysticnoanklibrary.org or 860.572.8191.

Thank you for helping to keep our doors open for 126 years and counting!
Mystic & Noank Library | 40 Library Street, Mystic CT 06355 | TEL: 860.536.7721
Monday-Wednesday 10:00 - 9:00
Thursday-Saturday 10:00 - 5:00
Saturday Hours 10:00 - 5:00 (9:00-1:00 June-August)