Information:

Curbside Pickup

Curbside Pickup Hours by Appointment 
Monday-Friday: 10am to 5pm
Tuesday and Thursday: 10 to 8pm
Saturday: 10am to 5pm
Call 860-395-3184 or email curbside@actonlibrary.org to order materials. 

Book an Appointment for Children’s Room, Computer, or Study Room

Monday-Friday: 10am to 5pm
Tuesday and Thursday: 10 until 8pm
Saturday: 10am to 5pm
No food or drink anywhere in the library at this time.
Call 860-395-3184 or use the button above to Book Online
Starting May 19, 2021, Study Room appointments required.
Appointments for browsing, children’s and computers no longer necessary!

 

Reopening Plans & Update

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, May 17, 2021 -- VIRTUAL - Coffee & Conversation at 3:00 PM

    Join Cindy, using Zoom, for a virtual cup of coffee and join in a conversation started with conversation cards. Free and open to all. Registration is required and is available one month prior to the event. Location: ZOOM

  • Tue, May 18, 2021 -- VIRTUAL - Craft Night: Mandala Panel at 6:00 PM

    Join Cindy to create a mandala panel.  Materials will be provided and available for pick up at the library starting May 10. Free and open to all ages 14+. Registration is required and is available one month prior to the event. Location: ZOOM

  • Wed, May 19, 2021 -- VIRTUAL - Arlington National Cemetery at 6:30 PM

    Join author Cynthia Parzych, through Zoom, as she presents Arlington National Cemetery.  Arlington National Cemetery, one of America's most important historical landmarks, is best known for more than 300,000 graves and famous monuments. But before this beautiful spot on the Potomac became a cemetery, it had a very interesting history entwined with the early history of the Virginia settlement and some of Virginia's first families including the Custis's, Lees, and Washingtons. Her talk, based on her book on the topic, will present the backstory of this iconic spot and highlight some of the stories of the interesting people who lived and were buried there. Sponsored by the Friends of Acton Public Library. Free and open to all. Registration is reqluired and is available one month prior to the event. Location: ZOOM

  • Wed, May 19, 2021 -- Off the Shelf Book Club on the Patio at 6:30 PM

    Location: Patio

  • Thu, May 20, 2021 -- VIRTUAL - Writing Group at 2:00 PM

    Join Fiona in this no pressure virtual writing group for all skill levels through Zoom.  This group's primary goal is to motivate each other and offer support.  This group will work on fiction, non-fiction and essay pieces using writing prompts and will workshop each other's pieces. Free and open to all ages 18+. Registration is required and is available one month prior to the event. Location: ZOOM

ReOpening Plans & Updates

ReOpening Plans & Updates

Starting May 19th:


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