ADULT LIBRARY

KNITTING GROUP

Our Knitting Group meets every Wednesday from 1 to 3 pm at the Library. Knitters of all skill levels are welcome. Please bring projects you are working on. These are laid back meetings of knitting, sharing and asking for advice.

SUNDAY EVENING LECTURES

On the second Sunday of the month, from spring through early fall, experts from a variety of fields offer programs at the Library or at the La Grua Center. All lectures are free and open to the public. Check our events calendar for upcoming dates or enjoy past programs by clicking the link below.


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THOUGHTFUL THURSDAYS

A lecture series designed to deliver useful information on a variety of topics, from gardening to identity protection, genealogy and more. The series runs on select Thursdays from spring through early fall at 5:15 pm at the Library. Check our events calendar for upcoming dates or enjoy past programs by clicking the link below.


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MONTHLY BOOK GROUP

Come and join the conversation! Our monthly book group meets the second Thursday of the month at 2 pm at the Library. If you are interested in joining, simply stop by an upcoming meeting, call the Library, or email us. Check our events calendar for upcoming dates.


UPCOMING EVENTS

PNC BRANCH

Library volunteers run our Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center Branch every Wednesday from 10 to 11:30 am. Stop by to sign up for a library card, check out and request materials and receive basic tech help.

GrantStation Now Available at the Library

Thanks to funding from the Town of Stonington, the Library is now offering access to GrantStation. GrantStation provides grantseekers the opportunity to identify potential funding sources.



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J.D. McClatchy Memorial Corner

We are very excited to announce that The J. D. McClatchy Memorial Corner in the Library Gallery is completed. Our patrons and visitors are welcome to browse and enjoy this unique collection, a gift of the estate of J. D. (Sandy) McClatchy.



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ADULT PROGRAMS OVERVIEW

Come and use our space, our technology, our collections! Get a library card or help finding a resource, information online or with research. Let us connect you with community resources, lend you an eBook or an audiobook. Stop by, give us a call, or send us an email; all our services and programs are completely free.

Our Sunday Evening Lecture Series and Thoughtful Thursday programs run from spring through early fall. View programs you may have missed or see them again via our video library. We also host a monthly book group, weekly Knitting Group, special events during National Library Week (in April), and author talks during the summer (CT Authors Trail), among others. Check the events calendar for upcoming events.

MONTHLY BOOK GROUP

Come and join the conversation! Our monthly book group meets the second Thursday of the month at 2 pm at the Library. Group members bring baked goods and the Library provides coffee and tea from our neighbors at Social Coffee Roastery. If you are interested in joining, simply stop by an upcoming meeting, call the Library, or email us.

UPCOMING MEETINGS & TITLES:

April 18th: The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
May 9th: Educated by Tara Westover
June 13th: The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult
July 11th: Beach Music by Pat Conroy

PNC BOOK GROUP

The Library continues to grow its collaboration with the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center. A dedicated library volunteer now moderates a book discussion group on the third Friday of every month from 12 to 1 pm at the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center.

UPCOMING MEETINGS & TITLES:

April 19th: The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure
May 17th: The Widow of the South by Robert Hicks

KNITTING GROUP

Our Knitting Group meets every Wednesday from 1 to 3 pm at the Library. Knitters of all skill levels are welcome. Please bring projects you are working on. These are laid back meetings of knitting, sharing and asking for advice. Can’t commit to every Wednesday? No problem – just come when you can!

PNC LIBRARY BRANCH

Stonington Free Library volunteers run the PNC Library Branch every Wednesday from 10 to 11:30 am at the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center – 27 Chase St., Pawcatuck. Stop by to sign up for a library card, check out materials, request items and receive basic technology help.

GrantStation

Thanks to funding from the Town of Stonington the Library is now offering access to GrantStation. GrantStation provides grantseekers the opportunity to identify potential funding sources for their programs or projects as well as resources which mentor users through the grantseeking process. Those seeking grants can find new opportunities by searching the site’s databases, build a strong grants strategy with GrantStation planning tools, and write powerful proposals with the assistance of step-by-step tutorials.

If you are interested in accessing GrantStation, please call the Library at 860-535-0658, email micaylahall@stoningtonfreelibrary.org or stop by to schedule an appointment. GrantStation is only available for use on the Library’s public computers.

READING LISTS

Book Page 
A monthly book review publication featuring author interviews, book reviews, new releases, book group recommendations and more. The Library subscribes to the monthly print edition, pick up a copy to take home at the front desk.

NPR Books
Brings you news about books and authors along with picks for great reads. Interviews, reviews, the NPR Bestseller Lists, New in Paperback and much more.

New York Review of Books
A biweekly book review with articles on literature, culture, economics, science and current affairs. Available on our newspaper table for reading within the Library.

New York Times Best Sellers
The Library posts the latest Best Sellers list in our new book area, but you can also check out the website.