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, Jan 24, 2022 -- VIRTUAL - Hiding in Plain Sight at 6:30 PM
Â Â This program will now be held through Zoom. Author Orlene Allen Gallops, will discuss her book Hiding in Plain Sight. "Hiding In Plain Sight" is Orlene Allen Gallop's personal account of uncovering her Jewish heritage and the tragic past of her family, shrouded in mystery for decades. Her story begins with the discovery of her parents' marriage certificate, signed by a Rabbi in 1949. Finding out that her parents were Jewish was only one revelation; their families' fate was another. Orlene's research spanned five years in a relentless search for answers, taking her around the globe to places and meeting people she never could have imagined. The book weaves together the fabric and detail of the research facts with an extraordinary story of her family's experience with the very worst of human despair and ultimately the joy of two people who celebrated life.Â Free and open to all. Registration is required and is available one month prior to the event. Location: Grady Thomas Room
- Tue, Jan 25, 2022 -- Cookbook Club: Sheet Pan Suppers 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.Â This is required to attend.Â This month's cookbook isÂ Sheet Pan Suppers: 120 recipes for simple, surprising, hands-off meals straight from the ovenÂ by Molly Gilbert.Â Â Free and open to all ages 14+. Registration is suggested as seating is limited and is available one month prior to the event. Location: Grady Thomas Room
- Wed, Jan 26, 2022 -- Mystery Book Club at 1:00 PM
Â This group meets the fourth Wednesday of the month in the library.Â Â This month's book isÂ Knots and CrossesÂ by Ian Rankin. Free and open to all. Â No registration required. Location: Grady Room
- Thu, Jan 27, 2022 -- Tech Time with Brian at 10:30 AM
Contact: Brian D StoryÂ Â 8605105061 Â Â email@example.com Â Join Our YA Librarian Brian Story as he sits with you to help with your tech related questions.Â Â BYO Device or borrow one of ours.Â Â Â *Please note, this service is for educational purposes. We cannot fix your device. Walk - ins are always a welcome place to startÂ Or Thursday MorningsÂ with Brian at 10:30 1/6, 1/13, 1/20, 1/27 See Librarian Emily's link for more timesÂ 12-5 Thursdays Drop in for help on Tech related topics or get assistance with your devices e.g. Basics of word Processing Navigating the Web for affect Information literacy/ Avoiding ScamsÂ Using the Library to its fullest: downloadable apps Â Location: Teen Space and PC's
- Thu, Jan 27, 2022 -- VIRTUAL - Genealogy Interest Group at 10:30 AM
Â 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 & 4thÂ ThursdaysÂ 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. Â Free and open to all. Â Registration is required and is available one month prior to the event. Location: ZOOM
- Tue, Jan 25, 2022 -- YA YALL meeting GENERAL MEETING at 3:00 PM
A perfect chance to meet and catch up with one another. Talk about life, the library and what other concerns we share. Help shape our collections and programs. Earn service hoursÂ See you soon. Till then, be well and be well readÂ BD StoryÂ Location: Teen Space
- Thu, Jan 27, 2022 -- YA Game Day: In House Game Day at 3:00 PM
It's a great time for game time. Unwind after school with our selection of tabletop and virtual games .Â Location: Teen Space
- Fri, Jan 28, 2022 -- YA Game Day: Dungeons and Dragons- Now In person or remote at 2:45 PM
Whats your character? have you the Strength, Dexterity, Wisdom or Constitution to save the party? Complete the quest? Manifest your magick? Join us. New and returning players are welcome Â Location: Grady Thomas/Zoom
- Mon, Jan 31, 2022 -- Monthly Mindful Mondays - Guided Meditations with B D Story at 4:00 PM
Location: Friend's Conference Room and ZOOM
- Tue, Feb 1, 2022 -- YA YALL meeting CRAFT - Cat Tents! at 3:00 PM
Come by after school and get crafty with us. Hosted by Y.A.L.L. Â Celebrate the New Year of the Water Tiger with an upcycled DIY Cat Tent. All supplies will be provided but bring an old tshirt if you really want it for your kitty instead.Â Donations of wire metal clother hangars are welcome. WeÂ need 2 per tent.Â Contact YA Librarian Brian D Story at Bstory@actonlibrary.orgÂ For more detailsÂ Â Location: Teen Space
- Mon, Jan 24, 2022 -- STEM-2-GO at 10:00 AM
Looking for fun activities to do at home? This kit will contain some science supplies, a simple experiment and suggested additional experiments to do at home. Stop by the Childrenâ€™s room, or request curbside pickup. Available while supplies last. Free and open to all. No registration necessary. Location: Children's Department
- Fri, Feb 4, 2022 -- Game On! at 1:00 PM
Come to the library to test your gaming skills. Challenge a librarian to a video game or board game and see if you can come out the winner. Space is limited, and registration is required.Â Masks are required while attending this indoor event. Acton Public Library programmingÂ may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19. Please follow all COVID-19 safety guidelines while attending this event.Â Â Location: Grady Thomas Room
- Sat, Feb 5, 2022 -- Adopt a Reading Buddy at 11:00 AM
Join us for the 11th Annual Take Your Child to the Library Day! This year we will celebrate with a Reading Buddy adoption event. Fill out an adoption application, pick out your reading buddy, and take a new plush pet home that day. We will have plush dogs and cats available to adopt. We will also have free books, crafts and the opportunity to read to a therapy dog.Â No registration, available while supplies last. Unable to join us on February 5? You can still adopt a Reading Buddy by filling out the online formÂ https://forms.gle/zukNY1QVNwk3ZtpS7.Â Acton Public Library programmingÂ may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19. Please follow all COVID-19 safety guidelines while attending this event.Â Â Location: Children's Department
Available the week of January 10th!
Enjoy story time at home! Book Bundles include books handpicked by our children’s librarians, along with a list of suggested songs and activities to do with your little one. Pick up is available all week. Stop by the children’s room, or call the library at 860-395-3184 to request curbside services. Free and open to all.
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