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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 



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, 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

  • Wed, Feb 8, 2023 -- Acton Compassion-Knits at 4:00 PM

    This group, led by Acton Public Library staff members, will knit and/or crochet items to be donated to a cause.  Needles, yarn & patterns will be provided for charity projects. You may also bring your own supplies to work on a project of your own. Free and open to all. No registration necessary. Location: Friend's Conference Room

  • Thu, Feb 9, 2023 -- VIRTUAL - Genealogy Interest Group at 10:30 AM

     This program will be held using Zoom. Come explore your family roots! Meet with other patrons who are gathering information about their family trees and learn about the research databases that are available to you here at the library, including Ancestry Library Edition and FamilySearch. Meetings are on 2nd & 4th Thursdays each month with the library's cataloger, Donna Tappin. Whether you are a beginner or have been researching for years, here is an opportunity to 'tune-up' your current research skills or learn something new about family history research.   Free and open to all.   Registration is required and is available one month prior to the event. Location: Zoom

  • Thu, Feb 9, 2023 -- Books on Tap Book Club at 6:00 PM

       Join Lisa, Acton Library's Head of Circulation, to discuss The Color Purple by Alice Walker. This group will meet at Myrcene Ale Co. Free and open to all ages 21+.   Registration is suggested as seating is limited and is available one month prior to the event. Location: Myrcene Ale

  • Sat, Feb 11, 2023 -- 2nd Saturday Cinema at 2:00 PM

    Join us for a movie on our 9 foot screen. Emma 2020, rated PG, 124 min. 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, Feb 8, 2023 -- YA Game Day: Dungeons and Dragons- 2.0 16+ GROUP at 6:00 PM

    YA Game DAY: D&D Adventures 2.0 Session B This bi weekly session is for sword slingers 16+ years old.  @ Acton Public Library. Free and open to Ages 16+ Please register for details. Info:, 860-395-3184, Location: Thomas Room

  • Thu, Feb 9, 2023 -- VIRTUAL YA Game Day : Kahoot trivia at 3:00 PM

    YA Game DAY: KAHOOT Teen Trivia Join us for online Kahoot style trivia via ZOOM @ Acton Public Library/ ZOOM. Free and open to all Ages 12-18 Please register for details. Info:, 860-395-3184, Location: Friend's Conference Room

  • Fri, Feb 10, 2023 -- YA: Dungeons and Dragons-Mini Painting Session at 3:00 PM

      Dungeons and Dragons - This week we take a break from the adventure and spend some fun time painting miniatures and or terrian.  Bring your own favorites and supplies if you have them ( limited supplies will be provided).  And Join us each week for continuing adventures of our long running homebrew campaign Location: Grady Thomas Room

  • Tue, Feb 14, 2023 -- YA Y.A.L.L .Drop-In Craft at 3:00 PM

    Join us after school for a drop in crafting session. Something different each time. Free and open to all, ages 12- 19.  Location: Teen Space

  • Wed, Feb 15, 2023 -- YA ZOOM: OSMS Book Chat at 1:00 PM

    You’re invited to take part in OSMS’s 7th grade book chat! The 7th graders at OSMS have been researching themes of Tolerance and Empathy through the historical event of the Holocaust.  We have been questioning how learning about the past can help us now and in the future.  In the next few weeks, we will be reading novels about the Holocaust with a culminating book chat and want to explore them further with you! Please join our book club by signing up to read one of the following books: Click here to find a summary of each book.  (Haga clic a la izquierda para ver un resumen de los libros.)   Number the Stars by Lois Lowry Milkweed by Jerry Spinelli Resistance byJennifer Nielsen The Berlin Boxing Club by Rob Sharenow Refugee by Alan Gratz Prisoner B-3087 by Alan Gratz The Book Thief  by Markus Zusak Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse The Winter Horses  by Philip Kerr The Diary of Anne Frank by Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett (play) What we would need from you: Sign up HERE to read one of the books.  Find your book at a local library...(we know a good one).. or bookstore and read it by February 15th. (If you have trouble obtaining the book, please let us know- we may have extra copies for lending) Join us on February 15 at 1 pm either virtually or in person for the book chat. Location: Zoom

  • 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

  • Fri, Feb 10, 2023 -- Sing & Stomp at 10:30 AM

    A song and dance party for children of all ages and their grown up. Sing & Stomp is a noisy half hour of songs, dances and fingerplays. Cool down afterwards with toys and music. Free and open to all. Registration is suggested. Location: Grady Thomas Room

  • Mon, Feb 13, 2023 -- No Children's Programs at 10:30 AM

    No children's programs from February 13 - 24. Please feel free to enjoy the toys and coloring pages in the Children's Room. See you soon! Location: Children's Room

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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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