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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.

  • Thu, Dec 9, 2021 -- 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, Dec 9, 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 9, 2021 -- Tech Time with Emily at 1:00 PM

    Location: Lobby

  • Thu, Dec 9, 2021 -- Knitting Group at 3:00 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 9, 2021 -- Tech Time with Emily at 3:00 PM

    Location: Lobby

  • Wed, Dec 8, 2021 -- Cancelled - 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.    THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO LOW ENROLLMENT.       Location: Grady Thomas Room

  • Mon, Dec 13, 2021 -- 12 Days of Books at 10:00 AM

    Give the gift of reading this holiday season by registering for a bag full of handpicked 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. Please note, the wrapped books are being borrowed from the library, and therefore will need to be returned at the end of the loan period. 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. Limit of one per family. Sponsored by Old Saybrook Early Childhood Council. Location: Children's Department

  • Mon, Dec 13, 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

  • Tue, Dec 14, 2021 -- 12 Days of Books at 10:00 AM

    Give the gift of reading this holiday season by registering for a bag full of handpicked 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. Please note, the wrapped books are being borrowed from the library, and therefore will need to be returned at the end of the loan period. 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. Limit of one per family. Sponsored by Old Saybrook Early Childhood Council. Location: Children's Department

  • Wed, Dec 15, 2021 -- 12 Days of Books at 10:00 AM

    Give the gift of reading this holiday season by registering for a bag full of handpicked 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. Please note, the wrapped books are being borrowed from the library, and therefore will need to be returned at the end of the loan period. 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. Limit of one per family. Sponsored by Old Saybrook Early Childhood Council. 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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