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Evergreen StoryWalk® @ Acton Public Library Evergreen StoryWalk® @ Acton Public Library

Evergreen StoryWalk® @ Acton Public Library

Take a walk at the library and enjoy a story! 

A StoryWalk® is an innovative and delightful way for children--and adults--to enjoy reading and the outdoors at the same time. This winter we are reading the book Waiting for Snow by Marsha Diane Arnold

Read the story and take in the beautiful evergreen trees decorated by local businesses. Share pictures of your walk and tag us on social media with #APLstorywalk

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Storywalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.

Co-sponsored by Old Saybrook Garden Club and Friends of the Acton Library.

Starts December 1st.

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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 

 

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, Nov 30, 2022 -- Cut the Cord and Start Streaming at 10:30 AM

    Back by popular demand!   Tired of paying for cable, but unsure of what the alternatives are? Discover the ins and outs of movie and TV streaming services in this lecture style class.   Free and open to all. Registration is required as seating is limited and is available one month prior to the event.      Location: Grady Thomas Room

  • Thu, Dec 1, 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

  • Thu, Dec 1, 2022 -- Rare Book Specialist: Ken Gloss at 6:00 PM

    Ken Gloss, a rare book specialist and appraiser who is frequently seen on national TV, will talk in part about the history of his historic bookshop, which goes back to circa 1825. He is a second-generation owner. Ken will discuss growing up in the book business, show some of his favorite finds while enjoying “the thrill of the hunt,� and explain how he appraises books and manuscripts. He has many fascinating anecdotes to share about private and institutional collecting as well as guidelines for building and maintaining a significant collection. There will be a Q&A session at the conclusion of his talk and Ken will give some free verbal appraisals of books participants have on hand. Free and open to all. Registration is suggested as seating is limited and will be available one month prior to the event. Location: Grady Thomas Room

  • Mon, Dec 5, 2022 -- Book a Librarian: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 most  Mondays between 12:00 P.M.- 2:00 P.M. Free and open to all. *Please note, this service is for educational purposes. We cannot fix your device. Location: Reading Room

  • Mon, Dec 5, 2022 -- Coloring & Conversation at 2:00 PM

    Relax while coloring & chatting with others. Free and open to all. Registration is suggested as seating is limited and is available one month prior to the event. Location: Thomas Room

  • Wed, Nov 30, 2022 -- YA Game Day: Dungeons and Dragons- 2.0 16+ GROUP at 5:45 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: www.actonlibrary.org, 860-395-3184, bstory@actonlibrary.org   Location: Friend's Conference Room

  • Fri, Dec 2, 2022 -- HYBRID YA Game Day: Dungeons and Dragons- at 3:00 PM

    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: Friend's Conference Room

  • Tue, Dec 6, 2022 -- YA : Drop In Craft at 3:00 PM

        PLANNED CRAFT: SHARPIE MUGS Join us after school for a drop in crafting session. Something different each time. Free and open to all, ages 12- 19.  Craft selection subject to change without notice*   Location: Teen Space

  • Thu, Dec 8, 2022 -- YA Game Day: In House Game Day at 3:00 PM

    It's National Brownie Day! Join us for a game and .. wait for it.. Brownies! YA Game DAY:  Open Game Day 3:00 p.m.- 4:30 p.m. Join us this afternoon for some new and favorite tabletop games Free and open to all Ages 12-18 Please register for details. Info: www.actonlibrary.org, 860-395-3184, bstory@actonlibrary.org Location: Thomas Room

  • Fri, Dec 9, 2022 -- HYBRID YA Game Day: Dungeons and Dragons- at 3:00 PM

    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

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Evergreen StoryWalk® @ Acton Public Library

Evergreen StoryWalk® @ Acton Public Library

Take a walk at the library and enjoy a story! 

A StoryWalk® is an innovative and delightful way for children--and adults--to enjoy reading and the outdoors at the same time. This winter we are reading the book Waiting for Snow by Marsha Diane Arnold

Read the story and take in the beautiful evergreen trees decorated by local businesses. Share pictures of your walk and tag us on social media with #APLstorywalk

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Storywalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.

Co-sponsored by Old Saybrook Garden Club and Friends of the Acton Library.

Starts December 1st.


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Study Room Scheduling

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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