LIBRARY 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 to the Library!
We are delighted to welcome the public 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. The library has headphones and disposable headphone covers you can borrow. You are also welcome to bring your own headphones if you need to use computer audio.

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Librarian's Corner

As we turn the calendar from August to September, we’re looking forward to a fall filled with fun and informative activities for all ages. Help us celebrate the beauty of autumn color by entering our September Coloring Contest. There are categories for all ages – including adults – and some fun prizes for our winners.

Fall Story Times begin the week of September 5th. Join Mrs. Molly for great books, songs, crafts and activities. New this fall: Monday afternoon Story Times! We’ve added a third weekly Story Time for those who can’t make our morning programs – or who just can’t get enough Story Time!

Young adults are invited to join Hungry Readers, our new after-school Book Discussion group for teens. Enjoy snacks, puzzles and coloring while we share what we’re reading and watching.

All are invited to a live Back to School concert with The Brazillian Jazz Trio on September 6th. Grab your picnic blankets and lawn chairs for one last special outdoor event for the whole family. (Rain date: September 13) More musical fun comes on September 30th, when Craig Harris of Hands on Drumming will lead a Community Drum Circle. Experience music, song, and dance as we learn about other cultures and find our own inner rhythm. All ages are welcome.

Painter Margaret Schuster is our featured artist for September and October. You can meet Margaret and view her show at her Artist’s Reception on September 20th.

Please join us at Town Hall on September 28th for a special documentary screening brought to you by the Library and the Harwinton Land Trust. Clear Day Thunder: Rescuing the American Chestnut highlights efforts to bring this important tree back from near extinction.

New In Our Collection

What Are We Reading This Month?

Featured Book

Tom Lake
Ann Patchett

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Tom Lake is a meditation on youthful love, married love, and the lives parents have led before their children were born. Both hopeful and elegiac, it explores what it means to be happy even when the world is falling apart. As in all of her novels, Ann Patchett combines compelling narrative artistry with piercing insights into family dynamics. A New York Times Bestseller.

Book Discussion - Monday, October 16th @ 6 pm

by Catriona Ward

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A twisty psychological horror story. All Rob wanted was a normal life. She almost got it, too: a husband, two kids, a nice house in the suburbs. But Rob fears for her oldest daughter, Callie, who collects tiny bones and whispers to imaginary friends. Rob sees a darkness in Callie….. Join us for a spooky discussion!