Library Programs

Adult Programs

Jan 27,  The Truth Behind Investigating the Unknown.  The Eastern CT Paranormal Society will be discussing the following topics:

  • Who we are and what we do
  • The process of investigating the paranormal & how it should be done
  • The importance of professionalism & education in the field
  • Evidence review
  • Time to share your paranormal stories

This will take place at the Town Hall at 7 p.m.

This event is free and open to the public.  Light refreshments will be served

Mar 21, Whistling Past the Graveyard.  In the summer of 1963, nine-year-old Starla Claudelle runs away from her strict grandmother’s Mississippi home. Starla’s destination is Nashville, where her mother went to become a famous singer, abandoning Starla when she was three. Walking a lonely country road, Starla accepts a ride from Eula, a black woman traveling alone with a white baby. Now, on the road trip that will change her life forever, Starla sees for the first time life as it really is—as she reaches for a dream of how it could one day be. (Amazon)

Marsha Bansavage will once again facilitate our winter book chat.  7 p.m at the library.  Copies of this book will be available February.


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.

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

Children’s Programs



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:



Kids Crafts:




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


        Cozy up and READ this winter!



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


Scholarships and Financial Aid


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The free application for                          FastWeb will match your interests to over 600,000 scholarships
Federal Student Aid                                 with loan calculators and comparisons