The Library building is open to the public. We will continue to offer curbside borrowing. HOURS: Monday 12:30-8:30, Tuesday 9:30-5:30, Wednesday 12:30-8:30, Thursday 9:30-5:30, Friday 9:30-5:30, Saturday 9:30-3:00

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At the Library

Monday, Wednesday: 12:30 – 8:30
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9:30 - 5:30
Saturday 9:30 – 3:00

Welcome Back!
We are delighted to welcome the public back into our Library building. No appointments are required. Items may be returned inside or through our Book Drop. We continue to offer curbside borrowing.

Computers are available for adults and children but the Library cannot provide headphones. Please bring your own headphones if you need to use computer audio.

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Librarian's Corner

As Summer winds down, we’re looking ahead to a fall full of exciting programs. We’re celebrating fall color with a Coloring Contest for ages 18 and under. Submit your best work by September 3rd. Winners in each age group will win a prize!

Back to School means Back to Story Time! Join Miss Molly for great books, songs, rhymes, crafts and activities. Ages 18 months to 2 years are invited to Book Babies on Tuesday mornings at 10. Ages 3 – 6 are invited to Preschool Story Time on Thursdays at 10. Autumn Story Times begin the week of September 13th. Please register.

Teens and tweens, learn to Read and Write Cursive with art teacher Leslie Flowers. Cursive isn’t a secret code – it’s an important skill to master. You can make someone’s day by surprising them with a hand-written letter! This 2-session course is free for ages 8+.

As we move back indoors this fall, are you noticing that things in the house have gotten a little away from you? Join certified KonMari gold consultant Christine Thorn for The Lifestyle Magic of Tidying and Decluttering. Learn the KonMari six steps and get inspired by before-and-after examples from her clients.

Interested in tracing your roots? Contact the Library to schedule a free one-on-one genealogy session with Harwinton Town Historian Susan Fenn McClen. Susan has been active in the genealogy field for 30 years and is a member of over 20 lineage societies. Whether you are a beginner or have specific questions from your own research, Susan can help.

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What Are We Reading This Month?

Staff Pic of the Month

Unearthing the Secret Garden
by Marta McDowell

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A gorgeously illustrated story of the life and love of gardening of Secret Garden author Frances Hodgson Burnett. This beautiful book explores her life, her friendship with birds, and the charming gardens at her various homes. This book is a work of art in both text and pictures; highly recommended for all nature and garden enthusiasts.
- Harwinton Library Staff Member

Book Discussion - Monday, October 17th @ 6 pm

Mexican Gothic
by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

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After receiving a frantic letter from her newly-wed cousin begging for someone to save her from a mysterious doom, Noemí Taboada heads to High Place, a distant house in the Mexican countryside. What she finds is a grand but deeply unsettling house and a strange, insular family with a mysterious history. Can Noemí uncover the secrets of High Place before she too is lured in to an unspeakable fate?