Weekly Update: January 22nd - 28th

Upcoming Programs

Monday, January 23rd | 7:00PM

Introducing! MTL Writers' Group (Virtual)

This newly formed writers’ group was created to provide a supportive environment for those looking to share their love of writing with others as well as serve as a potential source of accountability and feedback for ongoing writing projects. The group is self-run, meets via Zoom on the second and fourth Monday of the month and will read and discuss Story Genius by Lisa Cron. 

Register for MTL Writers' Group Here

Tuesday, January 24th | 10:30AM

NEW Session Beginning! The Creative Collective Discussion Group


This winter the Creative Collective is breaking down creative blocks by exploring a variety of topics through podcasts and YouTube videos. Each week will focus on a different aspect of creativity and art. New members welcome!

Register for Creative Collective Here

Tuesday, January 24th | 7:30PM

Intentional Health - Positive Steps in Self-Care


In the world of self-care, what works for one doesn’t always work for all. During this workshop, you will explore 4 key areas of health (Nutrition, Movement, Sleep and Mindfulness) and identify what is most important to you. Plus, how to create and implement new habits to achieve success! 

Register for Intentional Health Here

Thursday, January 26th | 12:00PM

Sit to Be Fit: A Chair Yoga Series w/ Viki (Virtual)

Take a midday break and join us for this 6 week series designed for all levels, including beginner. You might think of Chair Yoga as slow and tedious, but this class is fun, challenging, lively, stimulating and empowering!  

Register for Sit to Be Fit Here

Thursday, January 26th | 7:00PM

A Civil War Soldier's Story: Pvt. William Webb


As part of the MTL's History Close to Home Series, watch an unforgettable performance as Kevin Johnson vividly brings to life the struggles of an African American solider who served in the ’29th Connecticut Colored Volunteer Infantry’ during the Civil War.

Register for Pvt. William Webb Here

Friday, January 27th | 11:00AM

Classics Book Club: Murder Must Advertise (In-Person)

This group is led by MTL’s bibliophile extraordinaire,  Catherine Riordan. Catherine taught literature at the college level for many years, and shares her contagious enthusiasm for the classics. The group reads and discusses titles of all time periods, including modern works. Copies of the latest book will be available at the Library’s front desk.

Register for Classics Book Club Here

Weekly Drop-In Knitting Circle Tuesday @ 1:30PM

Join us each Tuesday IN PERSON - novice or experienced - to learn, share or just knit together.

Weekly Children's Programs

INDOOR Family Story Time (birth-5) | Wednesday @ 10:30AM

We’ll sing, dance, and read together.  Designed for children birth – 5 but older siblings are welcome.

INDOOR 3 & 4-Year-Old Story Time | Thursday @ 1:30PM

An energetic and interactive 45-minute program for independent 3-and-4 year-olds who will stay at story time without their caregiver. We will share books, music, movement, stories, and crafts.

Study Time For Teens

Midterm Study Time

The MTL is open late on Mondays and Thursdays (10am-8pm) and is also open on weekends (Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 1-5pm) - for anyone who needs a quiet place to study for these last days of high school exam week.

Staff Picks

George recommends: The Guns at Last Light: The War in Western Europe, 1944-45 by Rick Atkinson

George says: It is the twentieth century's unrivaled epic: at a staggering price, the United States and its allies liberated Europe and vanquished Hitler. In the first two volumes of his bestselling Liberation Trilogy, Rick Atkinson recounted how the American-led coalition fought through North Africa and Italy to the threshold of victory. Now, in The Guns at Last Light, he tells the most dramatic story of all—the titanic battle for Western Europe.

Find This Book HERE

Watch What You Missed

Pulitzer-Prize Winning Author David Zucchino

If you missed our most recent Conversations: Truth, Myth & Democracy discussion where WCSU Professor Daniel Barrett talks to author David Zucchino about uncovering truths about events that have been misconstrued, or entirely forgotten - you can find it on our Mark Twain Library Media YouTube Channel or just click on the image here.

Coming Soon...

Monday, January 27th | 11:00AM

World Affairs Forum: Aging Societies Impact on Growth (In-Person)

In this final meeting of our popular international relations discussion group series modeled on the Foreign Policy Association’s Great Decisions, we will cover how aging societies in industrial economies will impact growth?

Register for World Affairs Forum Here
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