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Monday-Thursday: 10am to 8pm
Friday & Saturday: 10am to 5pm
Sunday: 1pm to 5pm (Last Sunday open June 12th until mid-October)

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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.

  • Sat, May 21, 2022 -- Jellyfish Pastel Workshop at 2:00 PM

    Join Greg Maichack to create a jellyfish pastel painting.  All materials provided. Free and open to all ages 14+. Registration is suggested as seating is limited and is available one month prior to the event. Location: Grady Thomas Room

  • Mon, May 23, 2022 -- 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 Mondays between 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.  Free and open to all. *Please note, this service is for educational purposes. We cannot fix your device. Location: Reading Room

  • Mon, May 23, 2022 -- Foodie Fiction Book Club: School of Essential Ingredients at 3:30 PM

      This book club will feature fiction books that are centered around food & cooking. This month's book is School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister. Free and open to all. Registration is suggested as seating is limited and is available one month prior to the event. Location: Thomas Room

  • Tue, May 24, 2022 -- Cookbook Club: More Mexican Everyday at 6:30 PM

    Check out a copy of the chosen cookbook for the month, make a recipe within the cookbook & bring it to the meeting for members to sample.  This is required to attend.  This month's cookbook is More Mexican Everyday by Rick Bayless. 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

  • Wed, May 25, 2022 -- Mystery Book Club at 1:00 PM

    This group meets the fourth Wednesday of the month in the library.  This month's book is Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult. Free and open to all.   No registration required. Location: Grady Room

  • Fri, May 20, 2022 -- Rise & Shine Story Time at 10:30 AM

    Children ages 2 and up are invited to join Miss Chloe and Miss Emily for a fun interactive Preschool story time with songs, picture books, puppets and more! Please dress accordingly, as this event will be held outdoors. In the event of inclement weather, the program will take place in the large meeting room. Acton Public Library programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19. Please follow all COVID-19 safety guidelines while attending this event.        Location: Patio

  • Sat, May 21, 2022 -- Outreach: Early Childhood Expo (Essex) at 11:00 AM

    Location: Children's Department

  • Mon, May 23, 2022 -- STEM-2-GO at 10:00 AM

    Looking for fun activities to do at home? This kit will contain some science supplies, a simple experiment and suggested additional experiments to do at home. Stop by the Children’s room, or request curbside pickup. Available while supplies last. Free and open to all. No registration necessary. Location: Lobby

  • Tue, May 24, 2022 -- Baby Time at 10:30 AM

    Story time just for babies! Babies from 0 - 24 months are welcome to join Miss Emily for stories, fingerplays, bounces and so much more. Please dress accordingly, as this event will be held outdoors. In the event of inclement weather, the program will take place in the large meeting room. Programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19.    Location: Patio

  • Thu, May 26, 2022 -- Pizza Garden Kits at 3:00 PM

    Gardens are great, but a garden that grows pizza is even better! In an effort to "grow future Gardeners" Old Saybrook Garden Club and Acton Public Library are offering families Pizza Garden Kits. Registered families will receive a kit that contains the following: 1 Basil plant 1 Oregano plant 1 Tomato plant 1 Bell pepper plant 1 Instructional booklet on planting and care Recipes for pizza and pesto! Registration is required and limited to one per family. Kits may be picked up on Thursday, May 26 from 3 PM - 8 PM. Location: Children's Department

New Logo

The Acton Public Library has a new logo! For a few years we have been discussing creating a new logo for the library that symbolizes our place in the community. We want to be a friendly and welcoming place for the whole community. Our previous logo was a bit outdated and hard to format as it was only an image and not a formattable, Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file. We kept with the yellow and blue colors of Old Saybrook and if you look you might be able to see the beacon at the center of the P. We hope this becomes a recognizable symbol of a welcoming and fun place, and a Beacon to Ideas.

Beacon Definition: 1. a lighthouse or other signal for guidance. 2. a source of light or inspiration.


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