Library Hours
Monday & Wednesday: 10:00 - 7:00
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday: 10:00 - 4:00
Summer Hours (Starting June 12):
Saturday: 10:00 - 2:00
A Message from Executive Director Chris Bradley
Greetings!

June kicks off with the return of the Friends’ Library Fair, including the Mystic Garden Club’s plant sale and the Friend’s book and white elephant sales. (Sorry, no food or fudge this year.)

On June 24, One Book One Region 2021 kicks off with an introduction to Charles Yu’s Interior Chinatown by Connecticut College professor Ayako Takamori. This year’s OBOR pick will not disappoint. The 2020 National Book Award Fiction winner has been described by Emily St. John Mandel as, “wrenching, hilarious, sharp, surreal, and above all, original... an extraordinary book by an immensely talented writer”.

June is the month of long days, so please enjoy Mystic & Noank Library's park. We have just installed some picnic tables along with a new Storywalk right behind the parking lot. Bring your lunch and enjoy these lazy days of summer!

Thank you,
Chris Bradley
Join the Friends of the MNL at the Spring Fair!

Join The Friends of the Mystic & Noank Library for the Spring Fair happening Saturday, June 5th from 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM! The fair will be outside only, masks and social distancing required. There will be a book and white elephant sale and a plant sale
This year's book sale will feature large collections of paperbacks, children's books and other books in many categories. Books will be regularly priced from 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM and there will be a $5 a bag sale from 1:30 PM- 2:30 PM, bags provided.
We hope to see you there!
Virtual: History Book Club
 Monday, June 14 at 7 PM
For more information contact:
Dana Semeraro dssemeraro@gmail.com
CLAMS Book Club
Meeting in Ames Room
Monday, June 14 & 28 at 7 PM,
(Chapter 5 - End).
For more information contact: Sally Salancy
One Book, One Region
Discussing: Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu
For more information visit One Book, One Region's website
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!
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.
Adult Summer Reading Program
Sign up for summer reading and record books for our Adult Summer Reading Program. For every book you read between Monday, June 28th and Monday, August 9th you have the chance to win a Mystic Chamber of Commerce gift card!
Film Club: We Want to Hear From You!
The MNL is starting a Film Club! Help us learn about what you would like from the club by filling out a survey here.
This Month
Digital Program:
Big Stars of Early Musicals
Monday, June 7 @ 6:00 PM
 Join us for an audiovisual lecture series on the history of movie and Broadway Musicals! This lecture will explore the history of the early movie musical. Beginning with "The Jazz Singer" in 1927, film musicals changed the entertainment industry.
Digital Program:
Exploring the
Tiny Home Movement
Thursday, June 10 @ 6:30 PM
Join Lindsay Wood, CEO of Experience Tiny Homes, and Dan Fitzpatrick, President of Tiny Home Industry Association to learn about tiny homes and the tiny home movement. 

Digital Program:
Norman Rockwell:
Inclusion, Exclusion and Evolving Views on Race
Monday, June 14 @ 6:00 PM 
 Join art curator and teacher Jane Oneail as she discusses the paintings of Norman Rockwell and how they evolved over time to portray race in America.
Roode Memorial Concert Series
Thursday, June 17 @ 6:30 PM
Join us for the first show in our Roode Memorial Concert Series for musician Thor Jensen. Jensen is a guitarist and singer based in New England.



Digital Program:
AAA Retire Program
Wednesday, June 23 @ 6:00 PM 
This program provides an overview of Social Security retirement benefits for single, married, widowed, and divorced beneficiaries.
Digital Program:
Upcycling Textiles Meet-Up
Monday, June 28 @ 4:00 PM
Come join us once a month to brainstorm and create new fashion from old garments, extend the life of your clothes with mending and enhancements, and help the environment by keeping textiles out of the landfill. 
Digital Program:
Local Authors Writing Workshop Series
If you've always wanted to write, but don't know where to start, join us for this Zoom writing workshop series instructed by local authors this summer. Each author will introduce participants to their published works, instruct on the craft of writing, and provide exercises and time to share writing related to their genre.
Monday, June 28 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Navigating Nonfiction: Write Compelling True Stories| Ruth Crocker
This workshop will take you through the process of zeroing in on true stories and crafting them with the same tools and techniques that fiction writers use to bring words to life on the page.
Ongoing Programs
Digital Program:
Guided Meditation Group
Tuesdays in June @ 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
Throughout June
Now offering in person tech help.
Book a librarian for free, accessible, and helpful guidance in person or remotely via Zoom for tech or other research help Appointments are 30 mins long. Fill out the form below and we will follow up by email as soon as possible with the next available appointment time.
English Language Conversation Class with Literacy Volunteers
Tuesdays at 12 PM
Join the Literacy Volunteers of Washington County for English Language Conversation Classes outside on the MNL Lawn (weather permitting).
Visit the Literacy Volunteer's website for more information.
Get Ready for Summer Reading!
We're gearing up for summer reading! Registration begins Monday, June 21 and packets can be picked up in the Children's Room starting on that day.
The Summer Reading Challenge will take place from
June 28th - August 9th.
Outdoor Storytime
on the Library Lawn!
Friday, June 12, 19 & 26 @ 10 AM
Join us on the MNL grounds for storytime! We will read together, sing songs, and have a craft that the family will take home. This program is weather depending. We ask that those who can wear a mask to wear them. We will observe social distancing.
Fabric Bead Bracelet Workshop
Thursday, June 24 @ 10:30 AM
Come join Hazel to learn how to make stylish bracelets using nothing but fabric scraps and beads. Materials will be provided. 





Family Yoga
Friday, June 25 @ 10:30 AM
Join us on the MNL grounds for family yoga!


DPNC Presents:
A Tortoise & A Hare
Tuesday, June 29 @ 10:30 AM
Join us with the DPNC for a Tortoise & Hare Program!

Digital Program:
Food Explorers: Cheesecake!
Wednesday, June 30 @ 4:00 PM
Join Food Explorers to make no bake mini cheesecakes!
Grab & Go Bags
All Throughout June
Stop by the Library throughout the month of June for Grab & Go craft bags!
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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