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

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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.

  • Tue, Apr 16, 2024 -- Craft Night: Seeds of Intention at 6:00 PM

    This class gives a fun overview of the benefits of crystals. A display case of various crystal samples will be set up so that patrons can freely explore. We will learn how to best incorporate each crystal into our homes and living spaces as well. A fun crystal quiz follows and then we ‘ll assemble our terrarium using small plants, soil, small assorted crystal chips and sands. Most importantly, we will plant our “seeds of intention� into the soil! Calming music and tea will set our mood. A great introspective experience for all. All plants, soils, terrarium containers included.  Presented by Kim Larkin. Free and open to all ages 14+. Registration is suggested as seating is limited and is available one month prior to the event. Sponsored by the Friends of Acton Public Library. Location: Grady Thomas Room

  • Wed, Apr 17, 2024 -- Foodie Fiction Book Club at 2:00 PM

    This book club will feature fiction books that are centered around food & cooking. This month's book is Saturday Night at the Lakeside Supper Club by J. Ryan  Stradal. Free and open to all. Registration is suggested as seating is limited and is available one month prior to the event. Location: Friend's Conference Room

  • Wed, Apr 17, 2024 -- 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: Grady Room

  • Thu, Apr 18, 2024 -- Tech Time with Emily at 12:00 PM

    Need assistance using your laptop, iPad, Kindle or other device? Take advantage of Tech Time! Meet with a tech savvy librarian for a 20-minute one-on-one session to discuss your technology needs. Appointments are available on Thursdays betweent 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM. Free and open to all. Reserve your spot by calling the library at 860-395-3184 or by emailing Emily at esheehan@actonlibrary.org. THIS SERVICE IS FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. WE CANNOT FIX YOUR DEVICE. Location: Reading Room

  • Fri, Apr 19, 2024 -- Walking Group at 10:30 AM

    Join Cindy in a 45 minute walk around the neighborhood. Free and open to all. Registration is suggested as space is limited and is available one month prior to the event. Location: Sidewalk

  • Tue, Apr 16, 2024 -- Storytime - April to May at 10:30 AM

    This session will run from April 16 - May 21. 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

  • Thu, Apr 18, 2024 -- Pizza & Pages Book Club at 3:30 PM

    Join Miss Emily every month for pizza and to discuss two of the Nutmeg Book Award Nominees. We will be reading from the Elementary Nominee list which contains books geared towards children reading at a 2nd - 3rd grade reading level.  WHAT WE'RE READING THIS MONTH: Wind Riders: Rescue on Turtle Beach ​​Space is limited and registration is suggested. Copies of the book will be available at the library. Co-Sponsored by Friends of Acton Library   Location: Grady Thomas Room

  • Fri, Apr 19, 2024 -- Sing & Stomp - April to May at 10:30 AM

    This session will run from April 19 - May 24.  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

  • Sat, Apr 20, 2024 -- Earth Day with OS Garden Club at 10:30 AM

      The Old Saybrook Garden Club is hosting an Earth Day Celebration at the Acton Library on Saturday April 20th from 10:30 to 12:30. Families with elementary school age children are welcome to join us .   Activities will include :  Nature Scavenger Hunt Making a Birdhouse Storytime Games Free and open to all. Registration is not required. Location: Grady Thomas Room

  • Mon, Apr 22, 2024 -- Grab & Go Crafts at 10:00 AM

    Stop by the library each week to pick up one of Miss Rebecca's Grab & Go craft kits. Free and open to all. Available while supplies last. No registration required.  Location: Children's Room

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