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CLOSED THURSDAY & FRIDAY FOR THANKSGIVING

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.

  • Wed, Dec 1, 2021 -- Wednesday Book Discussion Group at 10:30 AM

    This group meets the first Wednesday of the month in the library. This month's book is The Lions of Fifth Avenue: a novel by Fiona Davis. 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, Dec 1, 2021 -- 10 Tips to Manage Stress at 6:30 PM

    Stress happens to all of us.  Why can two people be in the same situation and respond to stress differently?  Can going through stressful times without stress be a learned skill?  Whatever your age or situation, this presentation will provide 10 tips to manage stress.  Everyone will learn a technique to minimize stress and maximize vitality.  Presented by Wendy Hurwitz, M.D. Free and open to all.  Registration is suggested as seating is limited and is available one month prior to the event. Please Note: Out of respect for those with allergies, we request audience members to refrain from wearing perfume or cologne if possible. Thank you for your kind consideration. Location: Grady Thomas Room

  • Thu, Dec 2, 2021 -- Book a Librarian: Tech Time with Emily at 12:00 PM

    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 Thursdays between 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Free and open to all. Walk-ins welcome!   *Please note, this service is for educational purposes. We cannot fix your device. Location: Lobby

  • Thu, Dec 2, 2021 -- Knitting Group at 5:30 PM

    This group meets every Thursday in the library.  Bring your own project to work on while enjoying the company of fellow knitters. Free and open to all. No registration necessary. Location: Grady Room

  • Thu, Dec 2, 2021 -- VIRTUAL - Game Night: Ultimate Pub Trivia at 6:30 PM

    Join Cindy for Ultimate Pub Trivia using Zoom.  Match wits on topics like pop culture, technology and history. Free and open to all ages 14+.   Registration is required and is available one month prior to the event. Location: ZOOM

  • Thu, Dec 2, 2021 -- YA Game Day : Kahoot trivia at 3:30 PM

    Contact: Brian D Story   8605105061   bstory@actonlibrary.org   Join us for our regular series of trivia. Can you take the top of the podium? Calendar of Events     Location: Teen Space and ZOOM Location: Friend's Conference Room and ZOOM

  • Fri, Dec 3, 2021 -- YA Event - Mini Grub Club, Half Day Lunch Special at 12:00 PM

    School lets out early today. Come join us for a special grub club lunch session.  Come work with Nutritioinist and instructor Kathy Cobb to make a healthy and delicious, 3 course, lunch  Space is limited to the first 6 applicants, so register today! Note: Participants under 12 years of age must have an adult guardian on the premises for the program duration Location: Thomas Room

  • Fri, Dec 3, 2021 -- YA Game Day: Dungeons and Dragons- Now In person or remote at 2:45 PM

    Contact: Brian D Story   8605105061   bstory@actonlibrary.org   Whats your character? have you the Strength, Dexterity, Wisdom or Constitution to save the party? Complete the quest? Manifest your magick? Join us. New and returning players are welcome   Location: Grady / Zoom

  • Tue, Dec 7, 2021 -- YA YALL meeting at 3:00 PM

          We're back to school and ready to make an impact.  Youth Act(i)on library League members help shape our collections and programs.  Can use the library as a springboard to support service goals. Picks the next artists in residence.  Intergenerational Programming: Read to Elders/ Toddlers Tech Support for Adults Recording Histories Crafting and Gaming Sessions  Location: Teen Space or Grady room

  • Wed, Dec 8, 2021 -- YA Game Day: Dungeons and Dragons Session B- Now In person or remote at 5:30 PM

    Whats your character? have you the Strength, Dexterity, Wisdom or Constitution to save the party? Complete the quest? Manifest your magick? Join us. Join us twice a month for continuing adventures. New/Returning players welcome. Registration is suggested as space in the party is limited.  Times subject to change. Register at actonlibrary.org for details and links. This new group is reserved for players 16+ years Location: Grady Room

  • Mon, Nov 29, 2021 -- Grab 'N Go Crafts for Kids at 10:00 AM

    A new craft will be featured every week! No registration required, just stop by the Children's Room. Curbside services available, call the library at 860-395-3184 to schedule a pick-up.  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: Curbside Pick Up

  • Wed, Dec 1, 2021 -- Picture Book Players at 3:00 PM

    Adapt a story book into a skit you can perform! Participants will learn how to take a story from the page to the stage as an exploration of storytelling along with fun theatre games and warm ups. This program takes place over 2 sessions, December 1 and December 8. Open to children ages 8-11. Registration required. 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: Grady Thomas Room

  • Fri, Dec 3, 2021 -- Game On! at 1:00 PM

    Come to the library to test your gaming skills. Challenge a librarian to a video game or board game and see if you can come out the winner. Space is limited, and registration is required. Masks are required while attending this indoor event. 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: Grady Room

  • Sat, Dec 4, 2021 -- Saybrook Starlight Festival at 10:30 AM

    Join Miss Chloe and Miss Emily at the Old Saybrook Town Green for the Saybrook Starlight Festival. Enjoy story times, crafts and so much more! Location: TOWN HALL GREEN

  • Mon, Dec 6, 2021 -- Grab 'N Go Crafts for Kids at 10:00 AM

    Grab ‘N Go crafts are back and  available every week in December. Pick up a different craft each week at the Children’s Desk. No registration required, crafts are available while supplies last.    Location: Children's Department

12 Days of Books

12 Days of Books

Give the gift of reading this holiday season by registering for a bag full of handpicked children's library books. Each book will be individually wrapped and can be opened each day leading up to the holidays. Reserve online or by calling the Library at 860-395-3184. 

Participants must have an active library card. If you do not have a library card, but would like to apply for one, fill out a Library Card Application.


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Have you tried the Libby app?

Have you tried the Libby app?

Libby by OverDrive for ebooks, audiobooks and magazines!

Libby has a fresh, easy-to-use design that makes it the best app for most digital library users. Here are some features unique to Libby:

  • Simple, step-by-step onboarding the first time you open the app
  • Loans and holds from all your libraries are automatically added to your Shelf, so you can easily find all your books in one place
  • Start reading immediately after you borrow; no need to choose a file format
  • See your at-a-glance progress through each book on your Shelf
  • Navigate easily between your Shelf and your library's catalog
  • Add, remove, and rename cards from all your libraries in one place
  • Use tags to categorize books however you'd like
  • Set preferences to show only the content you're interested in at your library

Want to learn more about the Libby app?  Read about Libby here!


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