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, Jun 21, 2021 -- VIRTUAL - Coffee & Conversation at 3:00 PM
Join Cindy, using Zoom, for a virtual cup of coffee and join inÂ 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, Jun 22, 2021 -- VIRTUAL - Cookbook Club: Using an Air Fryer at 6:30 PM
Â Â The Healthy Vegan Cookbook author, ColinÂ McCullough, will presentÂ Using an Air Fryer, through Zoom. One of the newest kitchen appliances, air fryers promise to make fried food healthier by using much less oil than deep-fryers, but is it possible to have crispy fries without all the fat?Â In this class, we'll talk about the tips and tricks of using an air fryer to make healthy fries, and more! Sponsored by the Friends of Acton Public Library. Free and open to all. Registration is required and is available one month prior to the event. Location: ZOOM
- Wed, Jun 23, 2021 -- Mystery Book Club (on the lawn) at 1:00 PM
This group meets the fourth Wednesday of the month on the lawn of the library.Â Â This month's title isÂ Bluebird, BluebirdÂ Â by Attica Locke. Â In case of inclement weather, the group will meet the following week. Â Free and open to all. Â No registration required. Location: Library Lawn
- Wed, Jun 23, 2021 -- VIRTUAL - Writing Group at 4:00 PM
Join Fiona in this no pressure virtual writing group for all skill levelsÂ through Zoom.Â This group's primary goal is to motivate each other and offer support.Â 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
- Wed, Jun 23, 2021 -- VIRTUAL - Game Night: Incohearent Family at 6:30 PM
Join Cindy for a game of Incohearent Family.Â Â Everyone reads the front of the card aloud. Whoever decodes the phrase first wins the card.Â The first to collect 10 cards wins the game. Free and open to all. Registration is required and is available one month prior to the event. Location: ZOOM
- Mon, Jun 21, 2021 -- Monthly Mindful Mondays - Guided Meditations with B D Story at 4:05 PM
Join YA librarian and experienced facilitator, Brian, for a brief guided meditation and creative visualization session.Â Location: ZOOM
- Fri, Jun 25, 2021 -- YA Game Day: Dungeons and Dragons 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 welcomeÂ Â Location: ZOOM
- Mon, Jun 21, 2021 -- Grab 'N Go Crafts for Kids at 10:00 AM
Grab 'N Go CraftsÂ for Kids are available for pick-up. A new craft will be featured every week! Register or call us at 860-395-3184. Location: Curbside Pick Up
- Mon, Jun 21, 2021 -- Origami Grab 'N Go for Kids at 10:00 AM
Register for a Grab 'N Go origami craft for kids. There will be a new origami featured every week. Location: Curbside Pick Up
- Thu, Jun 24, 2021 -- Children's Summer Reading Program Family Night: Hooked on Llamas at 6:00 PM
Join us for our firstÂ Family NightÂ on the LawnÂ with Hooked on Llamas. Â Country Quilt Llamas isÂ bringing a live llama to visit us. Listen to a llama story,Â learn llama facts, touch llama wool, have a chance to pet the llama and take a photo.Â REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; SPACE IS LIMITED. Please bring a blanket and wear a mask when crossing the lawn.Â Free and open to all. Weather permitting. Sorry, no rain date. Location: Library Lawn
- Fri, Jun 25, 2021 -- Rise and Shine Story Time on the Lawn at 10:30 AM
Join Miss Chloe for aÂ Rise and Shine Story TimeÂ on the lawn, weather permitting. Please bring a blanket and wear a mask when crossing the lawn. Registration is required; space is limited. Â Location: Library Lawn
- Mon, Jun 28, 2021 -- Grab 'N Go Crafts for Kids at 10:00 AM
Grab 'N Go CraftsÂ for Kids are available for pick-up.. A new craft will be featured every week! Register or call us at 860-395-3184. Location: Curbside Pick Up
June 14th: We are back to pre-pandemic hours!
Monday-Thursday, 10:00am to 8:00pm
Friday & Saturday, 10:00am to 5:00pm
Closed Sunday until mid-October
Starting May 19th:
There's a lot, so please read through...
No appointments for browsing, children's room, or computers. We will be putting most of our furniture back, we ask that you don't move our furniture around. We will continue doing virtual programs, because we have found out that people really like them, but we are also offering some in-person outside programs. We will begin offering in-person programs inside starting in July. Don't forget we also have curbside pickup, and now you can have the whole day you choose to pick your items up. We will continue to have make and take crafts too. Summer reading programs will start and we have some fun family programs in the works, thanks to Goodwin School allowing us to use their field so we can have lots of families! We have one study room that you can book once a day, for two people, that room will have an air purifier in it. We know that masks are not mandated for those fully vaccinated, but we ask that you wear one anyway through the end of the school year to make sure our unvaccinated children patrons are safer. Thank you all for your support and kind letters over this very stressful year. Our staff has gone above and beyond to make sure our patrons were connected and knew we were here for them.
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