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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.

  • Mon, Oct 25, 2021 -- All About Owls at 6:30 PM

    Join us in learning about owl anatomy and examine real feathers from owls as well as other raptors. Then, participate in an owl pellet dissection and identify mammal bones.  Presented by Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center of the Connecticut Audubon Society.   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

  • Tue, Oct 26, 2021 -- Cookbook Club: Around My French Table at 6:30 PM

    Check out a copy of the chosen cookbook book 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 Around My French Table by Dorie Greenspan. 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, Oct 27, 2021 -- Mystery Book Club at 1:00 PM

    This group meets the fourth Wednesday of the month in the library.  This month's book is Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley. Free and open to all.   No registration required. Location: Grady Thomas Room

  • Wed, Oct 27, 2021 -- Game Night: LCR at 6:30 PM

    Join Cindy to play a game each month.  This month we will be playing Left, Center, Right, a fun, fast-paced dice game.  Players roll the dice to determine where they pass their chips. The last player with chips is the winner and wins the center pot. 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

  • Thu, Oct 28, 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

  • Mon, Oct 25, 2021 -- CANCELLED - Monthly Mindful Mondays - Guided Meditations with B D Story at 4:00 PM

    Join our YA Librarian and experienced facilitator Brian as he guides you through a brief meditation focused on breathing, visualization and stress management Location: Teen Space or Grady room

  • Tue, Oct 26, 2021 -- YA YALL meeting CRAFT - at 3:30 PM

    We're back to school and ready to make an impact.  Youth Act(i)on library League members help shape our collections and programs.  Can use the library as a springboard to support service goals. Picks the next artists in residence.  Intergenerational Programming: Read to Elders/ Toddlers Tech Support for Adults Recording Histories Crafting and Gaming Sessions    Join us  Location: Teen Space and ZOOM

  • Thu, Oct 28, 2021 -- YA Event - Mini Grub Club at 3:00 PM

    MINI GRUB CLUB KICK OFF FALL at ACTON PUBLIC LIBRARY SOMETHING NEW! - Register for the first "MINI" GRUB CLUB. Grub Club, is the popular afterschool cooking club for Middle school Children in Old Saybrook. The "Mini" Grub Club offers 3 sessions. Enrollment is limited to 6 students on a first come basis. The Mini Club will be held Thursdays between 3:00-4:00pm on October 14, 21,and 28. An additional Mini session is in the works for December.  Join in the fun! You will make Smoothies, Breakfast Burritos and Knock your SOX off Snacks. Kathy Cobb, Public Health Nutritionist with her wonderful volunteers will guide the sessions. We will wear masks, practice social distancing and observe proper protocols for kitchen safety.  Please tell us if your child has food allergies. This program provided at no cost by Acton Library and its partners in OS Youth and Family Services and the OS Public Health Nursing board  Location: Thomas Room

  • Thu, Oct 28, 2021 -- POSTPONED- YA Girls Who Code Meetup- at 4:30 PM

    Location: Teen Space and ZOOM

  • Tue, Nov 2, 2021 -- YA YALL general meeting at 3:00 PM

    Location: Teen Space and ZOOM

  • Mon, Oct 25, 2021 -- Grab 'N Go Crafts for Kids at 10:00 AM

    A new craft will be featured every week! No registration required, just stop by the Children's Room. Curbside services available, call the library at 860-395-3184 to schedule a pick-up.  Acton Public Library programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19. Please follow all COVID-19 safety guidelines while attending this event.      Location: Curbside Pick Up

  • Tue, Oct 26, 2021 -- Baby Time at 10:30 AM

    Story time just for babies! Babies from 0 - 24 months are welcome to join Miss Emily for stories, fingerplays, bounces and so much more.  Acton Public Library programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19. Please follow all COVID-19 safety guidelines while attending this event.      Location: Library Lawn

  • Wed, Oct 27, 2021 -- After School Club at 3:00 PM

    Are you in 3rd, 4th or 5th grade? Looking for something to do after school? Look no further than the library. Children in 3rd – 5th grade are invited to join us every Wednesday starting September 8 thru November 17 for the After School Club. Ask about homework, make a craft and enjoy a tasty snack. Registration required; space is limited.  Acton Public Library programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19. Please follow all COVID-19 safety guidelines while attending this event.  Location: Patio

  • Fri, Oct 29, 2021 -- Rise & Shine Story Time at 10:30 AM

    Join Miss Chloe for a fun interactive Preschool story time with songs, picture books, puppets and more!  Acton Public Library programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19. Please follow all COVID-19 safety guidelines while attending this event.        Location: Library Lawn

  • Mon, Nov 1, 2021 -- Grab 'N Go Crafts for Kids at 10:00 AM

    A new craft will be featured every week! No registration required, just stop by the Children's Room. Curbside services available, call the library at 860-395-3184 to schedule a pick-up.  Acton Public Library programming may be affected or cancelled due to COVID-19. Please follow all COVID-19 safety guidelines while attending this event.      Location: Curbside Pick Up

Have you tried the Libby app?

Have you tried the Libby app?

Libby by OverDrive for ebooks, audiobooks and magazines!

Libby has a fresh, easy-to-use design that makes it the best app for most digital library users. Here are some features unique to Libby:

  • Simple, step-by-step onboarding the first time you open the app
  • Loans and holds from all your libraries are automatically added to your Shelf, so you can easily find all your books in one place
  • Start reading immediately after you borrow; no need to choose a file format
  • See your at-a-glance progress through each book on your Shelf
  • Navigate easily between your Shelf and your library's catalog
  • Add, remove, and rename cards from all your libraries in one place
  • Use tags to categorize books however you'd like
  • Set preferences to show only the content you're interested in at your library

Want to learn more about the Libby app?  Read about Libby here!


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