Weekly Update: July 31st-August 6th
Book Fair Update
Call for Volunteers!
The volunteer portal is now open. The smooth operation of the 61st Annual Mark Twain Library Book Fair is dependent on hundreds of dedicated volunteers. Be a part of this historic and storied event with us! Labor Day Weekend (Sept. 2-5) @ the Redding Community Center. Find volunteer opportunities HERE.
DONATION SHEDS CLOSED: We are no longer accepting donations for this year's Book Fair. We will begin accepting for next year on September 15th
Upcoming Programs
Saturday, August 6th | 7:30PM
Teen Flashlight Walk @ Topstone Park (Grades 5-12)
Celebrate the end of summer reading with another fun walk at Topstone Park. We’ll make s’mores, too! Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a flashlight.

Co-sponsored by the Redding Department of Parks and Recreation.
Thursday, August 4th | 10:00AM
Core Principles: Pilates on the Library Lawn (Under the Tent for Adults & Teens)
Get stronger this summer with free outdoor Pilates sessions on the Library lawn! Designed for all levels — so whether you’re jump-starting your exercise regimen or looking to up your game — these instructional and engaging sessions with Instructor Nancy Ciardullo offer something for everyone. Come to one or several.
Weekly Drop-In Knitting Circle | Tuesdays @ 1:30PM
Join us each Tuesday IN PERSON - novice or experienced - to learn, share or just knit together.
MTL Service Spotlight
Search Our Catalog from Your Device
The Acorn Catalog app is available for Android and Apple devices! Get your library catalog in your pocket.
  • Store your library barcode so you don’t need your card to check out.
  • Access your account.
  • Search for library materials.
  • Place holds on items.
  • And so much more!
Special for Summer
Thru the end of August
Summer Reading is ON!
It's never too late to sign up for Summer Reading. Read a book; log it in on the computer (it's SUPER easy to do!) Kids earn prizes for completing the program, while teens and adults can enter a weekly raffle. Every book counts - whether you read or listen. Need help picking one out? Ask us. Learn all about Summer Reading HERE.
Thru Sept. 5th
CT Summer @ the Museum 2022 - Free Admission for Kids
From July 1 to September 5, Connecticut children age 18 and under plus one accompanying CT resident adult can visit participating museums free of charge through the CT Summer at the Museum program. Before you visit, check each participant’s website for specific program details and ticket availability.
Welcome to Redding!
This new page on our website provides info on all things Redding - the town history, your way around the Mark Twain Library and 32 of our favorite things about our town's 32 square miles. Whether new to town or not, you can explore at your fingertips. WELCOME TO REDDING! We're here to help.
Thru the end of August
Read, stroll, and delight in the joy of a story with the crunch of a walking trail underfoot in this season's Storywalk®. This year the 6 enchanting pathways feature: A Pig Parade is a Terrible Idea, Blueberries for Sal, Chez Bob, The Gruffalo, Duck on A Bike and The Hike.
And, Don't Forget...
Take a Hike
Redding boasts thousands of acres of protected land with many miles of trails to enjoy the great outdoors. The Redding Land Trust has published Redding’s Book of Trails since1982 as a guide to locate the trails in town. The book is available for purchase at the Mark Twain Library or you can check out the electronic version here.
Coming Soon...
Monday, August 8th | 6:00PM
MTL Music Circle (In-Person for Teens & Adults)
The monthly MTL Music Circle welcomes singers, musicians, and music lovers with all levels of skill and experience to share songs and music in a supportive and informal setting. The goal is to have fun and gain confidence! Piano available for participants to play. Acoustic music only.
Thursday, August 11th | 7:30PM
Cooking w/ the Thirsty Radish - Summer Italian Kitchen (Virtual)
Join us virtually as we welcome back Vanessa Young from the Thirsty Radish to explore ways to refresh Italian dishes by celebrating seasonal ingredients focusing on flavor!
Staff Picks
Elaine recommends: Great Circle by Maggie Shipstead
Elaine's Summary: The unforgettable story of a daredevil female aviator determined to chart her own course in life, at any cost: an epic trip—through Prohibition and World War II, from Montana to London to present-day Hollywood.
Watch What You Missed
We have hosted a number of programs that instruct on gardening, highlight pollinators and dive into all things Nature and the Outdoors. Check them out on our YouTube Channel or click on the image here.