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Regular Hours:

Monday-Thursday: 10am to 8pm
Friday & Saturday: 10am to 5pm
Sunday: 1pm to 5pm 

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Acton Public Library

60 Old Boston Post Road
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
Tel: 860-395-3184 

 

Events

The Acton Library provides educational programs for all ages. Our events are free and open to the public. Some programs have age recommendations. Please look at the event calendar to see if you need to register for a seat.

  • Mon, Feb 6, 2023 -- Book a Librarian:Tech Time with Brian at 10:00 AM

    Need assistance using your laptop, iPad, Kindle or other device? Take advantage of Tech Time! Reserve a 20-minute one-on-one session with a tech savvy librarian to discuss your technology needs.* Appointments are available on most  Mondays between 12:00 P.M.- 2:00 P.M. Free and open to all. *Please note, this service is for educational purposes. We cannot fix your device. Location: Reading Room

  • Mon, Feb 6, 2023 -- Coloring & Conversation at 2:00 PM

    Relax while coloring & chatting with others. Free and open to all. Registration is suggested as seating is limited and is available one month prior to the event. Location: Thomas Room

  • Mon, Feb 6, 2023 -- HYBRID - Social Justice Book Discussion at 6:30 PM

    We will be discussing Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond. We will be joined by Elijah Manning from Inclusive Education LLC who will help facilitate a lively and thoughtful conversation.  Copies of the book will be available for checkout at the library!  We will make a Zoom link if people want to participate that way. Free and open to all. Registration is suggested as seating is limited and is available one month prior to the event. Location: Grady Thomas Room

  • Tue, Feb 7, 2023 -- Shoreline Civil War Roundtable at 6:30 PM

    This group meets the first Tuesday of the month. This month Kelvin W.  Cole will discuss King Cotton - Yesterday and Today. Free and open to all. No registration. Location: Grady Thomas Room

  • Wed, Feb 8, 2023 -- Staying Safe Online at 10:30 AM

    Discover how to protect yourself in an online environment. Learn how to create great passwords and avoid email scams in this hands-on class. Free and open to all. Registration is required. Location: Grady Thomas Room

  • Sat, Feb 4, 2023 -- S'morey Time at 12:00 PM

    Come celebrate the 12th annual Take Your Child to the Library Day! Join us for a S'morey Time with Miss Emily, adopt a reading buddy, Read with Henry, snack on s'mores and so much more! Free and open to all. Available while supplies last. Made possible by the Friends of Acton Library.   Location: Grady Thomas Room

  • Mon, Feb 6, 2023 -- Learn & Play Playgroup at 10:30 AM

    This child-focused playgroup is for young children and their caregivers. Participants will have the opportunity to interact with others, make new friends, and learn by playing in a literacy-enriched environment. Each session will include activities, sensory materials, and toys. Registration is suggested. (NO CLASS ON DAYS THAT OLD SAYBROOK PUBLIC SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED) Location: Grady Thomas Room

  • Tue, Feb 7, 2023 -- Story Time at 10:30 AM

    Story time for all! Children and a caregiver are welcome to join Miss Emily for stories, fingerplays, bounces and so much more. Free and open to all.  Registration is suggested. (NO CLASS ON DAYS THAT OLD SAYBROOK PUBLIC SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED) Location: Grady Thomas Room

  • Wed, Feb 8, 2023 -- Grub Club at 3:30 PM

      Calling all Junior Chefs! Start off the New Year by learning new cooking skills at the Acton Public Library. Grub Club, the popular after-school cooking club, will be offered on Wednesday, January 11, 18 and 25, from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. Learn to make recipes such as smoothies, breakfast burritos and cakes in a mug. Open to children ages 8 and up. Space is limited, and registration is required. Funded by the Old Saybrook Public Health Nursing Board and presented by Kathy Cobb, MS, RDN,Public Health Nutritionist.  Location: Grady Thomas Room

  • Thu, Feb 9, 2023 -- Crafternoon at 3:30 PM

    Drop by the library to get creative with Miss Rebecca. Crafts are designed for children ages 5 and up. Available while supplies last. Free and open to all. No registration required. Location: Children's Room

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Study Room Scheduling

Starting November 1, 2022 you will no longer be able to book a study room on our website. The Study Room and the Friends Conference Room will be available for walk-ins or scheduled over the phone, the same day the room is needed. For same day scheduling, call 860-395-3184.


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