Virtual Programs

Join our talented library staff with these virtual programs from the comfort of your home!

 

WEEKLY PROGRAMS

Adult Virtual Program

Virtual Coffee & Conversation

Mondays at 3:00 p.m.

 

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 available one month prior to event.

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Adult Virtual Program

Virtual Genealogy Interest Group

2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at 10:30 a.m.

Join Donna, using Zoom, to “tune-up” your current research skills or learn something new about family history research. Beginners welcome.

Free and open to all. Registration is required.  

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Adult Virtual Program

Virtual Writing Group

Thursdays at 2:00 p.m.

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. Registration is required.

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MAY PROGRAMS

Adult Virtual Program

Virtual Craft Night: Mandala Panel

Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.

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.

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Adult Virtual Program

Virtual Arlington National Cemetery

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.

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.

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 All Ages Virtual Program

Virtual 27th Annual Poetry Night

Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.

 

Join us through Zoom, for the presentation of the winners of the 27th Annual Poetry Competition

69 poems were submitted from 35 participants from 12 towns in the following categories: Grades 1-3, Grades 4-6, Grades 7-8, Grades 9-12, Adult & Sonnet. 

Final judges, Old Saybrook Poet Laureate, Pat O’Brien and Nan Meneely will present the winners who will then read their poems.

Free and open to all.

Registration is required and is available one month prior to the event.

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Adult Virtual Program

Virtual Social Injustice Book Discussion

Monday, May 24, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.

For our second discussion we will be reading the Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. This discussion will be facilitated by Elijah Manning from Inclusive Education, LLC. Copies of the book (hardcover, audio or the movie version) can be checked out at the circulation desk, or can be found in digital format on Hoopla hoopladigital.com with your library card.

Please register for the discussion to be sent the Zoom link. Feel free to forward questions or book discussion points to Amanda abrouwer@actolibrary.org

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Adult Virtual Program

Virtual Cookbook Club: On a Roll!

Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.

 

The Healthy Vegan Cookbook author, Colin McCullough, will present On a Roll: How to Make Sushi!, through Zoom.

In this class he will go over sushi-rolling basics and roll up some great vegetarian nori rolls!  If you’ve ever wondered how to roll up your own sushi at home, this is the class for you!

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.

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Adult Virtual Program

Virtual Game Night: Blank Slate

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.

Join Cindy, through Zoom, for a different game each month.  This month we will be playing Blank Slate.  

Players need to fill in the blank.  If exactly 2 players have the same word, they each get 3 points.  If 3 or more players have the same word, they each get 1 point.  If there is no match, there is no point.  The first player to 25 points wins!

Free and open to all ages 14+.

Registration is required and available one month prior to the event.

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Adult Virtual Program

Virtual Liz Petry: The James Family Letters

Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 5:30 p.m.

Following the Friends Annual Meeting at 5:30, Liz Petry will discuss, The James Family Letters, followed by a 10-minute clip of the documentary. There will also be some time for questions.

Free and open to all.

Registration is required and is available one month prior to the event.

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JUNE PROGRAMS

Adult Virtual Program

Virtual Game Night: Ultimate Pub Trivia

Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.

Join Cindy for Ultimate Pub Trivia using Zoom.  Match wits on topics like pop culture, technology and history.

Free and open to all ages 14+.
 
Registration is required and is available one month prior to the event.

Adult Virtual Program

Virtual Paint Night

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.

Pam Halligan of Pam’s Picassos, will teach you step-by-step, through Zoom, to create a beach sunset painting.

All materials will be provided and will need to be picked up at the library starting June 7.

Sponsored by the Friends of Acton Public Library.

Free and open to all ages 14+.

Registration is required and is available one month prior to the event.

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Adult Virtual Program

Virtual A Funny Program About Funny Programs

Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.

Author and pop culture historian Martin Gitlin hosts this fun and enlightening presentation, through Zoom, based on his book, The Greatest Sitcoms of All Time. He is the only author to actually rank the best of the best, including I Love Lucy, All in the Family, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Cheers, Seinfeld, Frasier and Modern Family. He will show funny snippets from those shows and others, challenge patrons with sitcom trivia, discuss the criteria he used to rank the best of the best and talk about how sitcoms have evolved over the decades in humor, presentation and content. Join in on the fun!

Free and open to all.

Registration is required and is available one month prior to the event.

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Adult Virtual Program

Virtual Summer Wild Edible Plants and Fungi

Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.

The summer months are a bounty of ripe berries, nectar-laden edible flowers, amazing edible plants along the seashore, and edible mushrooms that can carpet the forest floor after warm, rainy days. Learn how to identify, sustainably harvest, and prepare the wild foods of summer, from beach plums to invasive wineberries, including some of the choice summer fungi like chanterelles and the myriad of pored Boletes. Join The 3 Foragers, through Zoom, as they teach the edible plants and fungi of summer with their original photos and recipe ideas featured in an educational slideshow.

Free and open to all.

Registration is required and is available one month prior to the event.

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