Library Programs

Adult Programs

Mar. 25 – “In Cold Blood, Truman Capote.”Facilitator and discussion leader Marsha Bansavage will lead our spring book discussion.  This program will take place at the library from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. and is free, but registration is encouraged.  Books will be available at the library on a first-come, first–served basis.

Mar. 28 – “Loretta Goldberg.”  Local author and resident Loretta Goldberg will speak about her new book, Saturday March 28 @ 11 a.m. Town Hall.  Light refreshments will be served.

Apr. 22 – “Furious Hours by Casey Cep.”  Facilitator and discussion leader Marsha Bansavage will continue our discussion of Truman Capote and Harper Lee and the trial this book is based on.  This program will take place at the library from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. and is free, but registration is encouraged.  Books will be available at the library on a first-come, first–served basis.

May 8 – “CT Wine Trail.”  Join Michelle Griffis as she talks about her experiences writing for the CT Wine Trail, tips on visiting the wineries on the trail, various programs and events that the wineries have, as well as the Passport Program and a virtual tour of the CT Wine Trail’s website.  Town Hall, 7 p.m.

May 20 – “The Library Book by Susan Orlean.”  Facilitator and discussion leader Marsha Bansavage will complete our spring book discussion.  This program will take place at the library from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. and is free, but registration is encouraged.  Books will be available at the library on a first-come, first–served basis.

Children’s Programs

Feb. 22 – “Ekklesia Ballet Workshop.”  This workshop will feature a story book and themed dance and imaginative exercises.  At the end, children will put together dance steps they learned together to share a performance.  10:30 am at the Town Hall.  ages 4-8.  Click here to register.


Mar. 14
– “Harry Potter Party.”  Calling wizards of all ages.  Dress as your favorite Harry Potter character and join us for a themed party at the library.  We will have potion and spell stations, wand making and more!  11 a.m

Mar. 28 – “NASA Saturday.”  Have fun learning about space, the planets, and much more!  Try out easy-to-use tools and do STEM activities to grow your knowledge about the sun, moon, and how people relate to objects in space.  10:30 a.m. ages 8+

 

Continuous…….

Story 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. All Children Welcome!

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.  Monday evenings from 6-8 p.m.

Knitting Basket – The library has a basket of yarn with an assortment of knitting needles for this passive program.  Whether you’re a beginner wanting to try it out or a novice but just don’t want to splurge that’s OK because we have the materials for you to make something small to take away.

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.

Games! – There’s a variety of games to play at the library, we even have puzzles you can take to a table to work on, just inquire at the circulation desk.

Chromebooks – The library has chromebooks thanks to a grant from the Community Foundation of Middlesex County and the Friend’s of the Library.  These can be used in house along with our Arduino kits for coding fun!

Meet Molly – The library has an American Girl doll that can be checked out for 1 week.  Molly comes in a travel case with a pair of pajamas and slippers as well as a hairbrush.  Now your special little someone can have the opportunity to play with an American Girl doll without incurring the cost of buying one.  Molly is located in our new American Girl section in the children’s room.

 

Bring your child to the library and let them 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.

 

 

TEENS

Our “Teen Spot” is always filled with books on trend.

The library is always receiving new books so stop in and “check” them out!

 

 College and Scholarship information

                            

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