Library Programs

Adult Programs

Nov. 30, Holiday Wreath – Join artist Amber Forrest as she helps you create a beautiful wreath for your door. Bring your ideas and we’ll supply the rest. There is a $15.00 materials fee and registration is required, 860-526-0018.

Dec. 7, Jewelry Night.  Artist Amber Forrest will supply all the materials you need to make a holiday gift for yourself or someone special.  This event will take place at the library from 7 – 8 p.m.  Please call and register 860-526-0018.


Monday evenings from 6-8 p.m., In Stitches…knitting and more

In Stitches is the Chester Library group of knitters/crocheters/sewers (or what-have-you) who meet every Monday evening. Needlecrafters of all skill levels are encouraged to attend, whether to learn or to solve a problem or just socialize with like-minded crafters, novices and experts alike.  Usually they have WAY too much fun (hence the moniker “In Stitches”!) but they always welcome new members and drop-ins.

Coloring for Adults – Take a break, turn off your brain and relax a bit by popping into the library and color. We will have fun coloring books (find a page you like and a staff member will copy it for you) and pencils. Sorry kids adults only.

Children’s Programs

Nov. 29, Kids Holiday crafts.  Bring your child to the library and let them create a Beaded Snowflake, Candy Canes, Minion Puppets or Cat Toys for themselves or someone special.  Craft making will take place from 4 – 6 p.m.


Toddler Time will take place at 10:30 a.m each Monday.  Join us for stories, songs, games and finger play. There is no need to register, just drop in!

Story Hour themes:

11/20, Please Pass the Peas.  Thanksgiving songs and games.

11/27, Bear Snores On.  Hibernation, bring your bear.

12/4, Mo Willems Stories

12/11, Tara and Bella

12/18, Monkeys Jumping on the Bed

Kids Crafts:

11/20, Handprint Turkeys

11/27, Bear Puppets

12/4, Make a Piggy

12/11, Make and Elegant Elephant

12/18, Make a Movable Monkey


Bring your child to the library and let then explore our Early Learning Literacy Station (AWE). Thank you to a grant from the Community Foundation of Middlesex County and the Friend’s of the Library, children from ages 2-8 can enjoy over 4000 fun, engaging and interactive programs such as math, geography, reading, art & music and so much more. Bring your child in and let them explore all there is to offer and have fun while learning.


TEEN Programs

Teen Advisory Group (TAG) – For grades 6-12, we want to stay current with teen trends and hot topics and need your help.  Discussions will include but not limited to book and media selections, library programs and activities at the library.  Teens will meet the second Thursday of the month from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm, snacks will be provided. Please call the library (860-526-0018) to sign.

        Fall into a good book!

New YA titles:

Those of you who loved Elsewhere, Gabrielle Zevin has written a new Adult Fiction book entitled Young Jane Young

New Juvenile Titles:

We’ve added to our Diary of a Wimpy Kid series as well as Stick Dog


College and Scholarship information


Kaplan Test Preparation               – Vocabulary building, tutorials, practice questions, create                                                                                                                flashcards in preparation for the ACT or GRE



CollegeBoard                                         ACT – All about the ACT test          SAT – Free practice test, no registration needed


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