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

  • Mon, Sep 26, 2022 -- 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 Arsenic and Adobo by Mia P. Manansala. 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, Sep 27, 2022 -- Cookbook Club: 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 Dinner for Everyone: 100 Iconic Dishes Made 3 Ways - Easy, Vegan, or Perfect for Company by Mark Bittman.  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, Sep 28, 2022 -- 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, Sep 28, 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 The Blessing Way by Tony Hillerman. Free and open to all.   No registration required. Location: Grady Thomas Room

  • Thu, Sep 29, 2022 -- 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. *Please note, this service is for educational purposes. We cannot fix your device. Location: Lobby

  • Tue, Sep 27, 2022 -- YA Y.A.L.L : Monthly Meeting at 3:00 PM

    Come Join Y.A.L.L. in this Once monthly session assisting the library with programs, collection development and philanthropy.  Credit given towards volunteer service hours* Location: Teen Space

  • Fri, Sep 30, 2022 -- YA Game Day: Dungeons and Dragons- Now In person or remote at 3:00 PM

    Contact: Brian D Story   8605105061   bstory@actonlibrary.org   Dungeons and Dragons - Join us each week for continuing adventures of long running homebrew campaign New/Returning players welcome. Registration is suggested as space in the party is limited. Register at actonlibrary.org for details and links Location: Thomas Room

  • Tue, Oct 4, 2022 -- YA YALL Drop-In Sessions- Games/ Crafts/ Fun at 3:00 PM

    Join Mr Story after school with the Youth Act(i)on Library League .. Drop- in Sessions can be shaped in many ways - Games, Crafts, Book Club; YOU decide Location: Teen Space and PC's

  • Wed, Oct 5, 2022 -- YA Game Day: Dungeons and Dragons- 2.0 16+ GROUP at 5:45 PM

    Contact: Brian D Story   8605105061   bstory@actonlibrary.org   YA Game DAY: D&D Adventures 2.0 Session B 5:30 p.m.-7:45 p.m. 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: www.actonlibrary.org, 860-395-3184, bstory@actonlibrary.org Location: Thomas Room

  • Fri, Oct 7, 2022 -- YA Event: Summer's End Fortnite Tourney OneupGames. at 1:30 PM

      **rescheduled from 8/19 .   Join us with our partners OneUp Games to celebrate Summer's End with a Fortnite Tourney Seeking Players to compete against all challengers.  The first 14 to register will play in person at Acton and be live streamed as you compete head to head with up to 100 virtual opponents Free and open to registrants age 12+ or 10+ (with Adult) .   Email YA Librarian Brian Story for details bstory@actonlibrary.org    Location: Thomas Grady Room

  • Mon, Sep 26, 2022 -- ABC Amigos at 10:30 AM

    It's never too early to expose your child to a new language! Join Miss Aimee for an interactive bilingual story time for children ages 0-5.  Free and open to all. No registration required. Location: Children's Department

  • Tue, Sep 27, 2022 -- Baby Time at 10:30 AM

    Story time just for babies! Babies from 0 - 24 months and a caregiver are welcome to join Miss Emily for stories, fingerplays, bounces and so much more. Free and open to all. No registration required.   Location: Grady Thomas Room

  • Thu, Sep 29, 2022 -- Crafternoon at 3:30 PM

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

  • Fri, Sep 30, 2022 -- Sing & Stomp at 10:30 AM

    A song and dance party for children of all ages and their grown up. This event will take place outdoors on the library's patio. In the event of inclement weather, we will take the dancing inside. No registration required.  Location: Grady Thomas Room

  • Mon, Oct 3, 2022 -- ABC Amigos at 10:30 AM

    It's never too early to expose your child to a new language! Join Miss Aimee for an interactive bilingual story time for children ages 0-5.  Free and open to all. No registration required. Location: Children's Department

Poet Laureate

Application Deadline: October 7, 2022
All materials must be addressed to the Acton Public Library Poet Laureate Search & Review Committee. Hand deliveries must be received no later than 5 p.m. on the deadline date. Applications must be submitted in person or by mail. Mail deliveries must be postmarked on or before the deadline date. Submissions will not be returned. For more information download the application.


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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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