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

Library Closures
Monday, May 31 in Observance of Memorial Day
A Message from Executive Director Chris Bradley

“Tra la, it's May, the lusty month of May
That lovely month when everyone goes blissfully astray
Tra la, it's here, that shocking time of year
When tons of wicked little thoughts merrily appear”
It’s May, and Mystic is as close to Camelot as we’ll ever get!
The Mystic & Noank Library is in bloom, thanks to the annual Volunteer Day cleanup of our library park.
The inside of the library is open now too, with Matilda and Violet comfortably ensconced on the second floor.
Please stop in. We will continue the contact free pickup of books right inside the front door, but you are also welcome to browse to see what other titles might tempt you.
Mark your calendars for June 5, the return of the Friends’ Library Fair with an outdoor book sale and the Mystic Garden Club plant sale. We’re baack!

Thank you,
Chris Bradley
News from Friends of the MNL

The Friends of the Mystic & Noank Library are excited for the upcoming Fair happening June 5th! The fair will be outside only and will include hardcover and paperback books, white elephants and plantsCheck the Library's social media channels for further updates and information.

Do you receive our Bookends Magazine both electronically and in print? Email the friends at if you'd prefer to only receive the electronic version.
Virtual: History Book Club
 Monday, May 10 at 7 PM
For more information contact:
Dana Semeraro
Virtual: CLAMS Book Club
Monday, May 10 & 24 at 7 PM,
For more information contact: Sally Salancy
A Book Club from the MNL and Mystic YMCA!
Virtual: Books Sandwiched In
Tuesday, May 25 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!
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.
This Month
Digital Program:
The Golden Age of Musicals
Monday, May 3 @ 6:00 PM
 Join us for an audiovisual lecture series on the history of movie and Broadway Musicals! The programs will be hosted by Sam and Candy Caponegro, who teach educational, entertaining, and critically reviewed classes at libraries and universities around the country on American musicals.
Digital Program:
Download Your Next
Book Club Title
Monday, May 10
@ 12:00 PM or 6:00 PM
 Learn how to sign up for Hoopla, use the search and advanced search features, and pick your next book club title without the hassle of requesting copies or purchasing them. 
Digital Program:
Drawing to De-Stress
Wednesday, May 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:
Upcycling Textiles Meet-Up
Monday, May 24 @ 4:00 PM 
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:
Free Movie & TV Streaming
Monday, May 24
@ 12:00 PM or 6:00 PM
 Learn how to access Kanopy and Hoopla, digital streaming services offered through the library, to access films, TV series, and more from your computer, mobile device, or Smart TV.
Digital Program:
Veggie Burgers & Veggie Sausages
Thursday, May 27 @ 6:00 PM 
Join us and Colin McCullough, of Colin Cooks Vegan, as we learn how to make veggie burgers and veggie sausages! In this class, we'll skip the processed stuff and make the healtheir alternatives at home on our own! 
Ongoing Programs
Digital Program:
Guided Meditation Group
Tuesdays in May @ 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 May
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. Fill out the form below and we will follow up by email as soon as possible with the next available appointment time.

Digital Program:
Book Writers Group
Wednesday, May 5 & 19
@ 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, May 17 @ 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. 
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:
Food Explorers: Homemade Tortillas and Guacamole!
Saturday, May 1 @ 3:00 PM
Join Katie Shepherd, Registered Dietitian from Food Explorers to make Homemade Tortillas with Guacamole! That’s right, you’ll learn how to make Tortillas from scratch.
Digital Program:
Food Explorers:
Lemon Bars!
Friday, May 7 @ 4:00 PM
Join Food Explorers to make Lemon Bars! This lightened up version uses Greek yogurt for a light texture, and we’ll also be making a quick and optional raspberry sauce to accompany this dessert.
Digital Program:
Upcycling: Fabric Bead Bracelet Workshop for Kids!
Saturday, May 8 @ 10:00 AM 
Come join Hazel to learn how to make stylish bracelets using nothing but fabric scraps and beads. All the materials will be provided and ready for pickup in the Ames room after you register for this all ages event!
Grab & Go Bags
All Throughout May
May 1st: a Mother's Day theme with suggested book list and songs. The activity will be a crown to decorate for Mom!
May 15th: A fish themed with suggested book list and songs. The activity will be a "stained glass" fish to assemble that represents
The Rainbow Fish.
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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